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Inmates death considered homicide

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The Colorado Department of Corrections is investigating an assault resulting in the death of an inmate at the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center.

Reports say on Sunday Nov 26, Daniel Pena died due to injuries from an earlier assault. The assault happened on Nov 20, the incident was isolated involving the offenders, reportedly no correctional officers were injured.

The Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office says the investigation is being treated as a homicide. 

Details of the victim's injuries have not yet been released. According to the Associated Press, Pena was 64 years old, and received a four-year sentence in August 2014 after pleading guilty to assault in Denver County. 

There are no further details at this time, the investigation is ongoing. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.) 

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