Authorities said an inmate was accused of assassinating a correctional officer on Sunday and was wounded for a second in a prison in Indiana.
The Indiana State Police said in a statement that the incident occurred at about 2:40 pm local time at the Indiana State Penitentiary in Michigan, about 34 miles west of South Bend.
According to the police, both officers were taken to St. Anthony̵
On Monday, the Laporte County Coroner’s Office identified the officer who was fatally stabbed as 57-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Jean Lasco. No other details are immediately available.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Police say that 38-year-old Tymetri Campbell is an inmate at Indiana State Prison and faces multiple charges, including a pending murder investigation. No other details are immediately available.
According to WISH-TV, Campbell was sentenced to 130 years in prison for pleading guilty because three people died in the 2002 shooting.
According to the TV station, he tried to overturn his beliefs in an appeal in 2007, apologizing for the death “was there at the time” and saying that he “not actually killed anyone”. The station reported that the judge rejected the appeal, stating that Campbell’s statement “does not recognize responsibility.”
According to its website, Indiana State Penitentiary is the highest security facility and can accommodate approximately 2,300 prisoners.