Kent inmate found dead in cell

Man was serving time for manslaughter for Surrey man's death

An inmate at Kent has been found dead in his cell. Darryl Cole, 44, was found at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He was near the beginning of a 13 year, 6 month sentence for manslaughter, minus four-and-a-half years for time already served.

Foul play is not suspected in Cole’s death, according to a news release from Kent Institution. An investigation is underway.

Cole and another man, Joshua Steve Holl, both plead guilty to manslaughter following charges in the 2007 beating death of Michael Gerald Larson, in Surrey.

Black Press reported in February, after sentencing, that the pair were among four people who were planning to rob a marijuana grow operation that Larson was taking care of. When they first broke into the home, Larson tried to run and was sprayed with pepper spray by Holl. Then Cole beat Larson with a bat until he was unconscious and he was tied up while the thieves stole what they wanted and left. Testimony at the trial indicated Larson may have survived had he received immediate medical attention.

Holl is currently serving an eight year sentence, also minus four-and-a-half years for time served.

-with files from Surrey Leader

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