Inmate stabbed to death at Elmore County prison

An inmate has been stabbed to death by another inmate at a state prison in Alabama.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 10:33 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An inmate has been stabbed to death by another inmate at a state prison in Alabama.

Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in a news release that the stabbing occurred Sunday morning at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore County.

Horton said 39-year-old James Lewis Kennedy was fatally stabbed during a fight with another inmate.

Prison officials said 29-year-old Patrick Dean Smith is a suspect in the stabbing and is being charged with murder. The department said the circumstances that led to the stabbing remain under investigation. It is unclear if Smith has a lawyer.

Kennedy was serving a life sentence for a 2004 first-degree burglary and attempted murder conviction in Henry County.

Smith is serving a life sentence for a 2012 second-degree assault conviction in Mobile County.

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