Federal prison inmate charged with first degree murder in death of prisoner

By The Canadian Press

A federal prison inmate in Ontario has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of another inmate.

Ontario Provincial Police say 31-year-old Leslie Ma suffered “significant injuries” following an assault last Sunday at the Beaver Creek Correctional Facility in Gravenhurst, Ont.

Police say Ma, who is from Alberta, died of his injuries in hospital.

Police have charged 54-year-old Devon Saunders with first degree murder.

The OPP, the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service continue to investigate.

The Correctional Service of Canada said on Monday that Ma was serving an almost 10-year sentence for drug offences and it was reviewing the circumstances of his death.

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