ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - An inmate has been stabbed to death at an Alabama prison and another was critically injured.
The prison system says that 29-year-old Vaquerro Kinjuan Armstrong was fatally stabbed Sunday night at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
Alabama Department of Corrections says Armstrong was found in a housing area with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to the prison infirmary but died from his injuries.
Corrections Department spokesman Bob Horton says another inmate was stabbed multiple times when a second fight broke out in another housing area. The inmate was airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition.
Two other inmates were treated at the prison infirmary.
The prison is currently on lock down.
Eight inmates have been fatally stabbed in state prisons since January.
- Alabama inmate fatally stabbed
- Alabama inmate fatally stabbed, several others injured
- Inmate fatally stabbed in Bibb County
- Three Alabama inmates injured in two stabbing incidents over Memorial Day weekend
- Ex-police recruit in Alabama indicted in fatal stabbing
- Prisoner stabbed to death by another inmate
- Inmate escapes Alabama work release
- Alabama authorities capture escaped inmate
- Police investigate fatal stabbing in DeKalb County
- New execution date required for Alabama inmate