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Inmate electrocuted at state prison in Pine Bluff
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Officials say an inmate was killed in a construction accident at the Arkansas Department of Correction's Ester Unit in Pine Bluff.

Correction department spokeswoman Cathy Frye says the accident happened Monday at the prison. Frye says 38-year-old Richard W. Eaton was electrocuted while working on a metal ceiling.

The death is under investigation.

Frye says Eaton was serving a 25-year sentence for a 2003 rape conviction out of Hot Spring County.

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