RICHMOND – An inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison died this weekend following an apparent attack by another inmate, according to Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC).

47-year-old Gregory Pierce was pronounced dead at 12:35 pm on Saturday, November 20, at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap. The victim was serving multiple life sentences for sexual offenses including rape.

The apparent assailant is serving a life sentence for murder, according to DOC. The death is being investigated as a homicide.