WEST FELICIANA PARISH, La. – A Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate could face criminal charges after a fight that left his fellow inmate dead Saturday night.
Gary Francois, 30, got into a fight with Major Jones, 32, at 8:46 p.m. Saturday. Correctional officers took Jones to the prison’s treatment center, where he died a short time later.
Jones was serving a life sentence for a second degree murder conviction out of Sabine Parish. He had been at Angola since July 6, 2017.
Francois is serving a life sentence for a second degree murder conviction out of Jefferson Parish. He has been at Angola since May 31, 2017.
Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Jones this week.