Death of Augusta inmate being investigated as a homicide

Augusta State Medical Prison is the flagship of Georgia’s correctional healthcare system

The death of an Augusta inmate is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Eddie Gosier died Saturday night after an altercation at Augusta State Medical Prison, the DOC said. Gosier was taken to a local hospital, but did not survive.

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Gosier was serving a 20-year sentence following a 2012 conviction for child molestation in Brooks County.

The GBI is assisting with the investigation into Gosier’s death, the DOC said. No other details about the incident were released.

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