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Inmate dies after escape attempt

A prison inmate has died as a result of injuries he sustained while trying to escape from the Varner unit in Grady over the weekend.

Officials say 29-year old Vann Tucker died around 9 PM Monday after attempting the escape on Saturday morning.

Tucker climbed an internal fence and then attempted to scale a second lethal fence that is charged with 5200 volts of electricity.

Officials determined Tucker was shocked and fell between the two fences.

He was serving a life sentence for multiple charges, including being a habitual offender and aggravated robbery.

While serving time for previous crimes, Tucker had made two escape attempts.

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