Springfield, Ill. (AP) -- The Randolph County coroner has ruled another inmate death as a murder at the Menard maximum-security prison in Chester in far southern Illinois.
Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says 35-year-old William Crowder died March 26 from "manual strangulation." The coroner classified the death as a homicide.
State's Attorney Jeremy Walker was not immediately available to comment on criminal charges.
Crowder was found dead in his cell in the prison's segregation unit at 10:36 p.m. Crowder's was the third murder since Jan. 31.
Walker previously filed murder charges against former Menard inmates for the deaths of 25-year-old Jason Hall and 64-year-old Yusuf Abuzir.
A Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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