Dayton Simpson, the man convicted of the murder of LSU basketball star Wade Sims, has been found dead in prison, the East Baton Rouge Community Sheriff’s Office said.
Just before 8pm on Sunday, July 10, MPs were told there was an unresponsive man in the cell.
Paramedics responded and offered help, but authorities said Dyteon Simpson, 23, was later pronounced dead.
The East Baton Rouge coroner’s office took Simpson’s body and a preliminary toxicology report showed it was positive for fentanyl.
The coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the final cause of death, officials said.
MPs reported that they were investigating the possibility that contraband was a factor in the man’s death.
Simpson was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, July 7, for the 2018 murder of Wade Sims, just months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder.
Video taken at the scene of the shooting showed a fight involving multiple people.
The man convicted of shooting LSU basketball player Wade Sims in 2018 has been formally sentenced to life in prison, according to a report published by The Advocate.
Dyteon Simpson’s sentencing hearing took place early Thursday, July 7, just months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder. In Louisiana, second-degree murder carries a life sentence.
Video taken at the scene of the shooting showed a fight involving multiple people. Simpson appears on camera with a gun and watches as he shoots the Sims.