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A 49-year-old man critically injured in a fight in his cell with another inmate at Theo Lacy Jail died Wednesday, authorities said.

The altercation between Thiep Truong Nguyen, the victim, and his 39-year- old cellmate occurred just before midday Tuesday, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said.

Nguyen, of Westminster, was found unconscious inside the cell, and died of his injuries at a hospital today, Hallock said.

The name of the suspect was being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, which was being conducted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, Hallock said.

—City News Service

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