Police: UP Inmate Strangled By Fellow Prisoner

MUNISING TWP. (AP) – State police say a 39-year-old inmate from Detroit was strangled to death by a fellow prisoner at the Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Police said in a statement Tuesday that an inmate reported that Carlos Marquis Love had a seizure May 31 at the prison in Alger County’s Munising Township and was unconscious. Attempts by prison staff to resuscitate Love were unsuccessful.

An investigation by police and the Michigan Department of Corrections determined that Love didn’t die of natural causes and an autopsy determined he was strangled.

State police detective Sgt. Clint Michelin says a fellow inmate is suspected in the death. Michelin says the investigation is ongoing.

Love had been incarcerated since 1992. Police say he was serving prison terms for armed robbery and possessing a weapon.

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