2 Md. House of Correction inmates stabbed in weekend incidents

September 30, 1996|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

Two inmates at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup were being treated yesterday at a Baltimore hospital after they were stabbed Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for state prisons.

Ralph Lucas, 45, was stabbed with an unknown object at least once in the upper torso about 9 p.m., while returning to his dormitory said Maxine Eldridge, spokeswoman for the Division of Correction.

She said Lucas was in stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Lucas is serving a 45-year sentence for convictions in May 1983 on two counts of homicide, Eldridge said.

About 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, Robert P. Nedd, 26, a prisoner assigned to the same dormitory as Lucas, was stabbed with a homemade weapon, Eldridge said. He was in stable condition yesterday at Shock Trauma.

Nedd was imprisoned in 1988 after he was convicted of assault and handgun possession, Eldridge said.

She said investigators have not determined the cause of the stabbings or whether the incidents were related.

Prisoners in the dormitory where the stabbings occurred were locked in their cells Saturday while investigators questioned inmates, Eldridge said.

Pub Date: 9/30/96

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