Santa Cruz County man dies after being found unconscious in Eloy - Tucson News Now

Santa Cruz County man dies after being found unconscious in Eloy prison

Richard Slaughter (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) Richard Slaughter (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)
ELOY, AZ (AP) -

Authorities said the death of an Arizona prison inmate in Eloy is being investigated as a homicide.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Red Rock Correctional Center staff found 49-year-old Richard Slaughter unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2.

They said Slaughter was taken to a hospital for treatment of head injuries from suspected blunt force trauma and died Friday, June 16.

Corrections officials said Slaughter was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison earlier this year out of Santa Cruz County for unlawful distribution of images and resisting arrest.

They say a criminal investigation into Slaughter's death is ongoing.

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