Oklahoma State Penitentiary Inmate Found Hanging In His Cell
McALESTER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State Penitentiary says it appears an inmate found dead in his cell Monday morning was the result of a suicide.
Steve Wainscott, 53, was found hanging in his cell during the 9 a.m. count at the prison in McAlester.
Wainscott was pronounced dead by state medical personnel.
Wainscott was serving a 45-year prison sentence on a 2003 2nd degree murder conviction out of Carter County.
OSP Warden's Assistant Terry Crenshaw says Wainscott had a cellmate, but preliminary findings indicate it was suicide.