Wednesday evening Deandre Austin was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at Mule Creek State Prison. Austin’s cellmate, Rodney Jordan, is suspected of killing him however the cause of death has yet to be released. Jordan has been placed into segregated housing during the investigation.
Austin was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for rape, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under age 14, continuous sex abuse of a child under 14, penetration with a foreign object with a victim under 14, oral copulation and sodomy.
Jordan was sentenced to five years for second-degree robbery.