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O.C. inmate dies after jailhouse altercation
O.C. inmate dies after jailhouse altercation

An Orange County jail inmate has died one day after he was hospitalized following an altercation with a fellow inmate, authorities said Thursday. Thiep Truong Nguyen, 49, had been in the Theo Lacy Jail in Orange on charges of burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock. Nguyen was found unconscious inside his jail cell before noon Tuesday after deputies responded to a physical altercation between Nguyen and his cellmate. Nguyen, who was scheduled to appear in court Friday, was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, Hallock said. Investigators are withholding the name of the other inmate...

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