Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Joan Heath
Contact Number: 
478.992.5252
Contact Email: 
Joan.Heath@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
July 28, 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

FORSYTH, Ga.– Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation into the death of Telfair State Prison inmate Daniel Martinez (GDC #1001128214) on July 27, as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe Martinez died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Inmate Martinez was pronounced deceased at the facility at 11:15 p.m. by the Telfair County Coroner.

Martinez was sentenced in 2012 in Clayton County, for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault, and had a maximum release date of 2022. 

 

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