Man convicted in Hamilton County slain in Ohio prison

Posted at 9:29 AM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 09:29:29-04

LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it's investigating the death of an inmate who was apparently attacked by another inmate at a prison.

Melvin Green, 31, was serving an eight-year sentence with a six-year gun specification for aggravated robbery and vandalism in Hamilton County and vandalism in Warren County, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He was incarcerated in 2005.

Green received serious injuries to his head Tuesday afternoon at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, according to a patrol report. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

The patrol reports that the death is being considered a homicide. The name of Green's assailant has not yet been released.

Lucasville is about 95 miles southeast of Cincinnati.