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Pima County Jail inmate found dead, cell mate arrested

Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 20:08:12-04

An inmate at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex has been arrested for killing his cell mate.

Around 10 Wednesday morning, corrections officers discovered 24-year-old Branden Roth with obvious signs of trauma.

Homicide detectives arrested Roth's cell mate 23-year-old King Yates for first-degree murder. 

Yates was in jail on charges for first degree murder, misconduct involving weapons and second-degree burglary after his wife was found dead in an apartment complex.