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Inmate Charged in Stabbing Death of Another InmateSalem-News.com
The victim was serving a 30 day sentence for Contempt of Court.
(SALEM OR) - The victim inmate stabbing victim in the June 4th assault that occurred in the Marion County Jail died from his injuries at about 8:45 p.m., Sunday night.
A press release issued by the Marion County Sheriff's Office indicates that the victim, 33-year old Gavin Lee Siscel, was only serving 30 days on a contempt of court charge.
He was being treated at the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland for the violent attack at the time of his death.
Marion County detectives have notified his family. After Mr. Siscel was assaulted, but prior to his death, inmate David Ray Bartol, 42, was indicted for Attempted Aggravated Murder, Assault 1 and being an Inmate in Possession of a Weapon.
Bartol remains in isolated custody at the jail.
Given the passing of Mr. Siscel, the District Attorney's Office says they "will be reviewing the charges against Bartol".
The investigation is ongoing and no further information about the assault is available at this time. At the time of the stabbing, the authorities refused to identify either inmate. Marion County Jail in Salem, Oregon has a long record of inmates dying and being murdered within the confines of its property, under heavy security.
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