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July 23, 2017

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Inmate dies in hospital, two weeks after prison fight, officials say

Daniel Ruiz

Daniel Ruiz

An inmate at High Desert State Prison has died, state corrections officials announced today.

Daniel Ruiz, 36, had been at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas since Feb. 28, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Ruiz had been transported to Valley after being involved in an altercation with another inmate, prison officials said.

An investigation is under way to determine if criminal charges will be filed, officials said.

Ruiz was sentenced in 2011 in Clark County to up to 12 years in prison for attempted lewdness with a minor.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy on Ruiz.

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