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Inmate dies after in-cell attack at Virginia state prison

Posted at 11:06 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 11:09:10-05

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. – An inmate at Sussex II State Prison has died nearly two weeks after officials say he was assaulted inside his cell.

Ebony K. Auddi, 49, was pronounced dead at approximately 6:10 p.m. at VCU Medical Center.

Auddi had been hospitalized since January 30, when he was assaulted at Sussex II.

“An inmate-on-inmate in-cell attack is suspected, and the incident is under investigation,” said a spokesperson with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

The 49-year-old was serving a sentence of 14 years, 24 months for attempted rape, attempted sodomy, and sexual battery.