According to officials, an inmate was beaten to death Thursday evening in the maximum security wing of the Cook County Jail.
Correctional staff discovered Marvell Reasonover, 28, unresponsive in his cell around 5:10 p.m. Thursday and “immediately began life-saving measures,” according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
According to officials, Reasonover was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, his death was caused by multiple injuries sustained during an assault and was ruled a homicide.
His cellmate was “secured and escorted out of the cell,” according to officials.
Reasonover was arrested in August 2020 for having a weapon as a felon after Chicago police officers discovered a loaded weapon in a vehicle he was driving, according to the sheriff’s office. He admitted to officers that he was the owner of the weapon.
Officials said he also allegedly stole a Jeep at gunpoint in December of that year after arranging to meet with the owner, who was advertising the Jeep, online.
Reasonover was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, public indecency, and criminal damage to property.
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