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Police: Inmate dies after assault by cellmate

An inmate at State Correctional Institution-Houtzdale died Sunday after injuries sustained after an assault by another inmate on Aug. 2, State Police in Clearfield said.

William Albert Keitel, 59, died after his cellmate, whom police would not identify except as a 43-year-old male, punched and kicked Keitel in the head, causing severe head injuries, police said.

Keitel was flown to Atoona Hospital and died on Sunday, police said.

The incident happened after the two men were returning to their cell after work assignments at 1:02 p.m., police said.

The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results, police said. Clearfield State Police are investigating.

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