Investigation underway after Angola inmate’s death

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Corrections have launched a joint investigation into the death of an inmate.

Possible criminal charges are pending following the death of 42-year-old Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate Carlos McGrew.

McGrew was involved in a fight with Kevin Hamburg, 26, at Camp C and died a short time later at the prison. It happened around 5:40 Tuesday morning. Correctional officers making routine rounds discovered the fight. Hamburg is in investigative segregation at this time.

McGrew was serving two concurrent life sentences for two 1998 second-degree murder convictions out of Jefferson Parish, as well as an additional four years for possession of heroin (Jefferson Parish) and one year for aggravated battery (Iberville Parish).

Hamburg is serving a total of 85 years on convictions of armed robbery out of East Baton Rouge Parish, attempted second-degree murder, attempted armed robbery, second degree battery, aggravated second degree battery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon out of West Baton Rouge Parish, as well as second degree battery out of Richland Parish.

An autopsy will be performed this week. Possible criminal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation and the autopsy. As this is an ongoing investigation no further details are available at this time.

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