Inmate dies after fight at Angola; investigation launched

Inmate dies after fight at Angola; investigation launched
Investigators are looking into an incident involving Gary Francois, 30, an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary who reportedly engaged in a fight with another inmate who later died. (Source: ARC)

ANGOLA, La. (WAFB) - Investigators are looking into an incident involving Gary Francois, 30, an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary who reportedly engaged in a fight with another inmate who later died.

Investigators say Francois fought Major Jones, 32, around 8:46 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.

Jones was transported to the prison’s treatment center after the fight. He was pronounced dead at around 9:46 p.m.

Investigators say Jones was serving a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction out of Sabine Parish. He had been at Angola since July 6, 2017.

Francois is serving a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction out of Jefferson Parish. He has been at Angola since May 31, 2017.

Pending an autopsy, Francois may face criminal charges.

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