The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of 43-year-old Parchman inmate Randy Lee Burgess.
Burgess was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. in the prison hospital’s emergency room.
He was taken there from Unit 29 E Building, suffering from stab wounds.
He was serving four sentences for a total of 16 years from two counties. He was convicted in 2006 of uttering forgery, grand larceny and shoplifting in Rankin County and armed robbery in DeSoto County.
The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.