Inmates charged in prison death

Two inmates have been charged with murder in connection with the February beating death of a fellow inmate at Central State Prison.

Hugh Dorsey Barnard, 26, of Bainbridge, and Lance Allen Parson, 24, of Quitman, were moved from Central State Prison to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson soon after 23-year-old Justin Michael Taylor died Feb. 21, according to a GBI news release.

Autopsy results revealed Taylor, of Soperton, died of blunt force trauma and strangulation following a physical altercation at the prison, located on Fulton Mill Road in west Bibb County.