An inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution was found dead in his cell after what prison officials believe was an attack by a cellmate.
Corrections officers found Matthew Williams dead Friday morning at the prison in Ridgeville, a South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesperson said.
The department’s police services are investigating the death as a homicide, and charges against Williams’ cellmate are expected to be filed soon, a spokesperson said.
Few details were available about Williams on Saturday. A search for him in the Department of Corrections’ online records turned up no results.
The suspect has not been identified.
Lieber Correctional Institution is a maximum security prison.