Police say an inmate who died at the Edmonton Remand Centre on Christmas Eve was the victim of a homicide.
Curtis Dale Hill, 34, died of blunt force trauma.
Witnesses say Hill was involved in a fight with inmates in his cell.
Homicide detectives are investigating.
Media reports say Hill was convicted of aggravated assault in connection with a 2011 stabbing attack on a Calgary limousine driver.
He had also served prison time for armed robbery and other offences.