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May 11, 2017LINCOLN, Neb. |  By: AP

Causes of death identified for two inmates in Nebraska prison riot

Officials have identified the causea of death for two inmates killed during a Nebraska prison uprising.  

The Department of Correctional Services said Wednesday that Michael Galindo died of smoke inhalation and was also stabbed and beaten. A second inmate, Damon Fitzgerald, was stabbed, beaten, burned and strangled. Both inmates were found dead after a March 2 uprising at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska. Authorities say they're still investigating the deaths. Galindo was serving a sentence for robbery and other offenses. Fitzgerald was in prison for crimes including sexual assault.  

The uprising came after a larger riot at the prison in May 2015 in which two other inmates were killed.