Mecklenburg County man dies after N.C. prison fight

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(Photo: North Carolina Department of Public Safety)

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) — A 23-year-old man serving prison time for a Mecklenburg County robbery died Saturday after a fight with another inmate.

Kevin R. Taylor Jr. was housed in regular population at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury.

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Prison officials say he was hit with a homemade weapon around 1:15 p.m. He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.

Taylor was serving a 5-year, 5-month sentence for armed robbery at the time of his death.

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