WAYMART, Pa. - A convicted mobster who testified for Mafia heir John “Junior” Gotti is dead after prison officials say he was hurt in a fight with another inmate at a Pennsylvania federal prison.

A spokeswoman for the high-security prison in Waymart says Joseph O’Kane, 43, was pronounced dead early Monday  morning from injuries sustained in a housing unit fight the previous night.

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The prison says the FBI is investigating.

The facility was locked down after the altercation, but resumed
normal operations later Monday morning.

O’Kane was serving a life sentence for racketeering and murder.


He testified for the defense in October in a federal racketeering case against Gotti that ended in a mistrial.