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Inmate killed inside Cumberland County prison

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the killing of a Bayside State prisoner.

Martin Sanchez, 41, was found unresponsive and injured inside his cell at about 7:11 p.m. Nov. 21, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Wednesday.

He appeared to have suffered from blunt-force trauma, according to the report.

Sanchez was later pronounced dead.

Detective Christopher Johnson is investigating.

Sanchez was serving a 514-day sentence for theft out of Essex County, state Department of Corrections records show. He had been jailed since July 28, 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to call Johnson at 609-579-1431 or submit a tip via CCPO.TIPS.

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