NJ prison inmate dies after assault

August 21, 2012 3:54:55 AM PDT
Prosecutors say the death of an inmate at a New Jersey prison is a homicide.

Joshua Jones died two days after he was assaulted at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Clinton Township.

The 23-year-old from Englewood was convicted of possession of a handgun and distributing drugs in a school zone. He would have been eligible for parole in January.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office says Jones was discovered in a dorm where several inmates reside. Authorities say they are aggressively investigating the case.