Man convicted of murder dies after fight at North Carolina prison

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Joleski Floyd

WINDSOR, N.C. — A man convicted of killing a North Carolina high school football player has died after a prison fight.

WNCT reported that 24-year-old Joleski Floyd died at the hospital Saturday afternoon after a fight at Bertie Correctional Institution.

Five inmates were involved in the fight, which was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Friday and eventually broken up by prison staff.

At least two other inmates were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries, according to authorities.

Floyd had been serving a 10-13 year prison term for second degree murder in connection to the death of Derrick Barden.

The convict was one of three people arrested in the James Kenan High School football player’s 2008 shooting death. Barden was shot while standing outside an apartment in Warsaw.

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