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UPDATE: Sacramento County Jail inmate arrested in death of fellow inmate

A Sacramento County Jail inmate has been arrested in connection with the death of a fellow inmate.

A 68-year-old male inmate, whose name has not been released, was found dead in cell Friday morning. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday evening that Khot Panyanouvong, 35, who was housed in the same location as the victim, has been booked on suspicion of murder. He is being held without bail and will appear in court Tuesday.

Panyanouvong originally was booked Thursday on a parole violation and suspicion of resisting arrest, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

The victim, who was found dead about 6 a.m., had been in jail since Jan. 8 on drug-related charges.

Call The Bee’s Ellen Garrison at (916) 321-1006

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