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Report: Troopers investigating murder of inmate in Auburn

Report: Troopers investigating murder of inmate in Auburn

July 17, 2017 08:23 PM

Troopers are investigating the death of an inmate at the Auburn Correctional Facility last week, according to a report from The Citizen.

The paper reports that 51-year-old Daniel Wingate was pronounced dead Friday after what the Cayuga County district attorney calls an "inmate-on-inmate" attack.

Wingate was serving a five year sentence at the prison after he was convicted of sex abuse in Monroe County. He was set to be released in September, the Citizen reports.

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Wingate had previously spent time in prison at Attica on another sex abuse conviction in the 90s. He served 14 years in that case.

Wingate's cause of death has not yet been determined.

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