Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation into the death of Valdosta State Prison inmate Joshua Roman on Wednesday as a suspected homicide.
Agents have reason to believe Roman died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Inmate Roman was pronounced dead at 10:00 a.m. by the Lowndes County Coroner.
In 2012, Roman was sentenced in Lumpkin County for child molestation and had a maximum release date of 2026.
According to the Valdosta Daily Times, Roman is the fifth inmate that has died at the Valdosta State Prison for 2018, according to reports. Five deaths were reported inside of the prison in 2017.