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Man slain by cellmate at mid-Michigan prison
By detroitnews.com
Published: 04/12/2019

Tittabawassee Township, Mich. – Authorities say a 44-year-old man imprisoned at the Saginaw Correctional Facility in mid-Michigan was killed by his cellmate.

The Michigan Department of Corrections say Michael E. Anastasio was found unresponsive in his cell Monday and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Department spokesman Chris Gautz tells MLive.com that Anastasio’s 20-year-old bunkmate was alone in the cell with him at the time of the assault. Preliminary autopsy results say Anastasio died of blunt force trauma. The suspect has been transferred to a maximum security prison.

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