Caleb Sexton, 21, was rumored to have died at Rogers State Prison on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from injuries sustained by a beating on Saturday night.
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has denied assault or self-harm to be the cause of death.
A story of Sexton's death was published on Facebook Monday morning by an individual, which was shared several times. This story included details regarding Sexton being placed in "the hole" and later being beaten to death. The GDC has not spoken about these details; however GDC Director of public Affairs Joan Heath has denied that the cause of his death was from a beating.
"We can confirm that [Sexton's] death was not the result of an assault or self-harm, and that the definitive cause of death will be confirmed pending toxicology reports," Heath said.
The toxicology report could take several weeks to several months.
Sexton was in prison for violating the terms of his parole on a possession of marijuana charge by fleeing and eluding and for possession of a firearm. He was committed to Rogers State Prison in August 2021.
Sexton of Guyton had previously been employed at Georgia-Pacific. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, grilling, or just sitting around a fire, as well as cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed being a father, and being with family, according to his obituary.
His survivors include his son, Caden Thomas Sexton; mother, Anna Lee Banister; fiancé, Lauren Alexis Stevens; sisters, Grace Elizabeth Sexton, Caroline Nicole Banister, and Abegail Whitney Banister; step-father, Michael Banister; grandparents, Brenda & Donald Philipp, Charlie & Donna Banister, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.