Just last week, the man convicted of shooting and killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims in 2018 was sentenced to life in prison.
The sentencing hearing for Dyteon Simpson happened July 7th, just months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder. In Louisiana, a second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
He won’t be serving that sentence after he was found deceased in prison.
Officials say the coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the final cause of death. Deputies report they are investigating the possibility of contraband being a factor in the man’s death.
“The EBR Coroner will conduct an autopsy and determine final cause of death,” the spokesperson added. “This investigation is ongoing as to the cause of death and possibility of contraband.”
Footage of that deadly shooting was released in 2018.
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