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Larry Hendley, 60

Larry Hendley, a 60-year-old black man, died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, after he was assaulted at  the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in the 400 block of Bauchet Street in Chinatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Authorities found Hendley inside his cell about 5 a.m. after another inmate alerted deputies. Hendley had  sustained blunt-force wounds to head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 a.m. An autopsy showed the Hendley had been strangled, according to coroner’s records.

Joaquin Lopez, a 32-year-old Latino, was detained after the incident and charged Nov. 16 with one count of murder. Lopez was being held on two charges from September 2015: one count of spousal abuse and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

He is scheduled to return to court Jan. 13 for an arraignment hearing. Hendley, also known as Ronnie Taylor, was transferred to Twin Towers last December under a court order, Lt. Steve Jauch said.

Hendley was being held on one count of criminal threats from September 2013.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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