Inmate Death Treated as Homicide
The death of an inmate in Green County is being treated as a homicide.
Inmate Howard Payton died in the South Mississippi Correctional Institution around 8 p.m. last night.
Payton was in prison for kidnapping and three counts of rape in Lamar County. He received a total of 150 years to serve last January.
An autopsy is pending and the investigation is ongoing.