MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — An altercation over dice in the Metro Jail led to one inmate death and another charged with manslaughter, according to a Tuesday news release from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, inmate Joaquin Jones was “discovered not breathing in his cell” at 6:15 p.m. Monday.
Authorities said Jones was in an “altercation” with another inmate, Brian Pierson over dice from a Monopoly game. Witnesses to the altercation said Jones was angry with Pierson and “continued to provoke the fight.”
The Sheriff’s office said video confirms witness statements. Pierson will be charged with manslaughter, according to the release.