On December 4, 2019 at approximately 3:00pm an unresponsive inmate, Keyon Wade, age 25, of North Brunswick NJ, was located in his housing unit at South Woods State Prison with apparent head trauma. Medical personnel attempted to treat Wade. However he was pronounced deceased. Based on a joint investigation by the NJDOC-Special Investigation Division and the Major Crimes Unit of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, Wade’s cellmate, Anthony Cole, age 34 of South Plainfield NJ was charged with homicide today.
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