A Parsons man who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal machete attack of his roommate in 2017 died Tuesday on his first day at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, authorities said.


The death of Timothy R. Moses, 60, is under investigation, according to Kansas Department of Corrections officials.


Moses died unexpectedly at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, KDOC officials said. The official cause of death is pending, with an autopsy planned.


According to KDOC protocol, when an inmate dies in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, the death is investigated by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.


Moses was found guilty of one count of second-degree murder in Labette County in the death of his roommate, Donald Trammel, on April 5, 2017.


According to the Parsons Sun, Moses told police "he had become irritated" with Trammel and grabbed a machete from the kitchen before striking him repeatedly. Trammel, 59, died in the attack.


Moses was sentenced on Feb. 7 to serve 300 months in prison. According to KDOC inmate records, he had been moved to the El Dorado Correctional Facility on Tuesday.