Authorities say the death of an Arizona prison inmate in Eloy is being investigated as a suspected homicide.
Arizona Department of Corrections officials say Red Rock Correctional Center staff found 49-year-old Richard Slaughter unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2.
They say Slaughter was taken to a hospital for treatment of head injuries from suspected blunt force trauma and died last Friday.
Corrections officials say Slaughter was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison earlier this year out of Santa Cruz County for unlawful distribution of images and resisting arrest.
They say a criminal investigation into Slaughter's death is ongoing.