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Man in Hill County jail dies after fight with other inmate

Valdez faces new charges of deliberate homicide, no confirmation if in relation to inmate death


November 18, 2019

An inmate at the Hill County Detention Center, Gordon Wayne Cochran, 54, of Chinook, has died after an altercation with another inmate Sunday at about 6:30 p.m., a press release from the Hill County Sheriff’s Office says.

Another inmate faces charges of deliberate homicide, although the sheriff’s office would not confirm if the two cases are related.

“A detention officer requested medical assistance for an inmate at the Hill County Detention Center, who had been in an altercation with another inmate,” the release says. “City of Havre Ambulance personnel transported Gordon Wayne...

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