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Inmate faces manslaughter charges after fatal fight

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A man who authorities say killed an inmate during a fight in the Calcasieu Correctional Center in July has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter.

Authorities say 41-year-old Shahron Anthony Prater is charged in the death of 35-year-old Damon Lee Jones during a "brief altercation" in the jail on July 26.

Authorities initially believed Jones instigated the fight, picking up a mop bucket. After further investigation, authorities now believe Prater was the aggressor.

The incident happened on a Friday afternoon, and Jones died Saturday morning.

It was unclear whether Prater has an attorney.

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