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(Update) KSP Investigating Inmate Death at Kentucky State Penitentiary

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Update: Kentucky State Police report that an autopsy at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville has found that the only signs of trauma appear to have been self-inflicted. Blood tests are pending. An official determination of death will follow the blood test results.

Original Story:  

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. 

Lyon County Ambulance Service responded to a call to police that 39-year-old Marcus Penman of Hopkinsville was reportedly not breathing.

The ambulance service upon arrival requested the coroner be notified. Lyon County Deputy Coroner Sheena Snow pronounced Penman dead at the scene.

KSP is investigating the death.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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