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OSP inmate homicide victim identified

Saturday, January 12, 2019

MCALESTER, Okla. -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate killed Friday night at Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Anthony Palma.

A correctional officer on a routine security check found Palma around 7:30 p.m. unresponsive inside his maximum-security cell he shared with another inmate. His cellmate is believed to be responsible for his death.

Medical staff could not revive Palma, and a doctor pronounced him dead at 8:55 p.m.

Palma was serving a life-without-parole sentence for first-degree murder out of Oklahoma County.

He had been in ODOC custody since December 2017.

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