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Inmate at Monroe prison was strangled

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MONROE, WA.  - Monroe police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Washington State Reformatory as a homicide. Commander Jan O'Neil says rope-like material found in a cell may have been used to strangle Cory Garzina. The 24-year-old from Sedro Woolley was found dead Monday after an open cell time.

Garzina was due to be released next month after serving time for theft, intimidating a witness and trafficking in stolen property. A prison spokeswoman, Jane McKenzie, says the last time an inmate was killed by another prisoner in Washington was 1999 at the McNeil Island Corrections Center.

(By KHQ Local News and The Associated Press)

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