- William Garrison, a prisoner at Michigan in the US, has died of Covid-19 just weeks prior to his release
- The prisoner had been convicted in 1976 after a home invasion led him to shoot a man dead when he was only 16
- He had been sentenced to life in prison but was granted parole in 2020, and scheduled for release in September
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
William Garrison, a prisoner at Michigan in the United States, has passed away just weeks before being released on parole after spending 44 years behind bars.
It is reported that Garrison's death occurred after his bunkmate noticed that he was finding it difficult to breathe in their two-man cell at Macomb Correctional Facility.
READ ALSO: Nasty C calls A-Reece out on social media, labelling him a ‘laatjie’
William Garrison was convicted for life in 1976 after his home was invaded and he shot and killed a man in the process, at which time he was only 16 years old.
In January, his case was reviewed and the sentence was adjusted by half, which meant Garrison could finally leave prison after spending practically his whole life behind bars.
He was offered an option to leave prison immediately or wait till September to do so, and the gentleman chose September to prepare himself adequately for life after prison.
According to a statement by the Michigan Department of Corrections, staff had gone in to assess the prisoners and found them in good shape.
It said that the late Garrison's bunkmate indicated that he had a cough at the time but that was the only symptom the deceased had, which was not given serious attention.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!