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62-year-old OCCC inmate killed overnight, allegedly by another inmate

Police responded to a murder at OCCC overnight.
Police responded to a murder at OCCC overnight.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Sep. 1, 2020 at 4:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A murder investigation is underway at the Oahu Community Correctional Center after an inmate assault turned deadly.

A Department of Public Safety spokesperson said the incident happened just after 9 p.m. Monday night.

OCCC staff were alerted to an inmate assaulting another inmate.

DPS confirmed 62-year old pre-trial felon Vance Grace was allegedly assaulted by 27-year-old pretrial felon Ezequiel Zayas.

An adult corrections officer was first called to a disturbance in a cell. When the officer called for backup, the suspect then attacked the victim, sources said.

Grace was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead just before 11:45 p.m.

Zayas was arrested and remains in custody. The incident is under criminal investigation by HPD, as well as an administrative investigation by DPS.

Zayas was initially behind bars pending trial for Burglary 1 and 2.

Inmate Grace was pending trial for Promoting Prison Contraband.

This story will be updated.

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