California Inmate’s Death In Oklahoma Prison Ruled Homicide

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a California state prison inmate locked up in Oklahoma.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office this week.

Bush was found unresponsive in his cell at the private North Fork Correctional Facility in March and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Corrections officials say Bush’s cellmate, also a California state prison inmate, has been placed in segregated housing pending an investigation.

Bush was serving a 15-year sentence for evading a police officer.

Bush was sent to an out-of-state facility under California’s plan to relieve prison overcrowding. North Fork, which opened in 1998, houses about 2,400 inmates

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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