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Inmate death at central Utah prison now a homicide case

The death of a man at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison on Wednesday is being investigated as a homicide.

The death of a man at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison on Wednesday is being investigated as a homicide. (Sam Penrod/KSL-TV)



GUNNISON — The death of an inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in southwestern Sanpete County is being treated as a homicide, according to the Utah Department of Corrections.

William Fowers, 60, was involved in an altercation Wednesday night at the facility and was later declared dead at the prison infirmary, according to a prepared statement from the Corrections Department.

Details about the altercation, what kind of injuries Fowers sustained and his cause of death were not released Thursday.

The Utah State Bureau of Investigation is heading up the investigation of the incident.

Fowers was convicted in 1986 of sodomy on a child and aggravated kidnapping, both first-degree felonies. According to prison officials, he had been incarcerated for the majority of his life since that conviction.

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