The Associated Press
A New Mexico inmate is being treated at a Texas hospital after he apparently was assaulted by two other prisoners.
State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Jose Rivera was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday.
Authorities say Rivera is serving time at the Lea County Correctional Facility for first-degree murder and second-degree murder.
They say a preliminary investigation shows Rivera was lured into a cell and assaulted by two inmates.
Investigators are looking at retaliation as a possible motive since one of the attackers reportedly was a friend of Rivera's murder victim.
Corrections officials and Hobbs police are investigating the attack. The names of the two alleged attackers are being withheld.