Inmate Death Under Investigation
FORSYTH, Ga. – Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are investigating the death of an inmate at Augusta State Medical Prison in Grovetown, Ga., as a suspected homicide.
Agents have reason to believe offender Eddie Gosier (GDC#1012488) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on May 2. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:05 p.m. GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.
Gosier was sentenced to twenty years in 2012, in Brooks County for Child Molestation.
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