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Kentucky State Police investigating inmate death


39 year inmate was from Hopkinsville, KY
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Next earlier article, this story: Death investigation underway at Kentucky State Penitentiary

By TPR Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 1, Mayfield, KY

EDDYVILLE, KY (Tue 25 Apr 2017) - Kentucky State Police Post 1 dispatch received a call from the Kentucky State Penitentiary on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m. for an inmate not breathing. Lyon County Ambulance Service responded to the penitentiary. Upon their arrival, they requested the Coroner be notified.


Lyon County Deputy Coroner Sheena Snow arrived at the penitentiary a short time later, along with a KSP Trooper. Deputy Snow pronounced the inmate, Marcus J. Penman, age 39, originally of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, dead at the scene. KSP Detective Cory Hamby is conducting an investigation into the death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores. - TPR JODY CASH


This story was posted on 2017-04-25 20:47:55
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