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Neal Unit Death

Amarillo, TX--NewsChannel 10 has confirmed an officer at the Neal Unit has died as the result of an altercation with an inmate.

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson says Officer Kellie Pena died from a heart attack.

He apparently had to use force against an aggressive inmate, which he had said resulted in a hernia.

He died a few weeks later after surgery. There are no charges against the inmate.

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