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Department Of Corrections Identifies Tulsa Inmate Who Died After Cell Fire

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Picture of Julius Parker. Picture of Julius Parker.
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has identified an inmate who died at a McAlester hospital after setting a fire in his cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

DOC says the inmate was 26-year-old Julius Parker of Tulsa.

He was serving a 2005 sentence out of Tulsa County on a robbery with firearm conviction.

Smoke was seen coming from his cell on Saturday. Parker was then rushed to the hospital where he died.

7/30/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma State Penitentiary Inmate Dies After Setting Fire In Cell

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