Alabama inmate fatally stabbed

St. Clair Correctional Facility

Correctional officers responded to an inmate assault and found 25-year-old Travis Lamar Wilson Jr. outside a cell block with serious injuries.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 4:14 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 5:58 PM

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

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The stabbing happened at about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Correctional officers responded to an inmate assault and found 25-year-old Travis Lamar Wilson Jr. outside a cell block with serious injuries. Wilson was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Wilson was serving a 25-year sentence on a 2011 murder conviction in Etowah County.

The suspect in the stabbing, 25-year-old Cruz Caldwell, will face a charge of first-degree murder. He had been serving a 20-year sentence for a first-degree theft of property conviction in Coffee County.

Authorities say it's unclear what led to the assault.

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2/9/2018 6:50:38 PM (GMT -6:00)

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