Inmate killed in Bertie Correctional facility

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An inmate who was serving time for a 1997 rape in Pitt County died Sunday from injuries he sustained on Friday at Bertie County Correctional facility in Windsor.

Prison officials say that 44-year-old Rasheen Younger died Sunday morning at a local hospital from injuries he sustained during an alleged assault by another inmate.

Corrections officers say they found Younger unresponsive Friday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. and that the prison’s medical team provided emergency medical treatment until EMS arrived and took Younger to a local hospital.

Officials say they believe that Younger was struck by another inmate and fell backward, hitting his head.

Younger was serving a 76-year sentence for a 1997 first-degree rape conviction in Pitt County. His projected release date was May 2, 2065.

Windsor police are investigating Younger’s death.