An Augusta man sentenced to 10 years in prison in August died during a fight at Smith State Prison on Monday night.
Few details have been made public on Brandon Helm’s death at the Glennville, Ga., facility. Georgia Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said information could not be released because of the ongoing investigation.
Helm, 20, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Brandon Taylor through the window of Taylor’s home on Jan. 26, 2010.
Helm, a member of the Georgia Deadly Boys gang, told authorities he was seeking revenge after being shot at by members of the Pepperidge Thugs the previous day. Taylor held a position of leadership in the opposing gang.
At the time of his arrest, Helm had already been charged for a February 2009 burglary.