Inmate serving three-year sentence for larceny stabbed to death in prison

December 09, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An inmate was stabbed to death Tuesday at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, state officials said.

Robert George, 29, was stabbed in the chest while returning to his cell block from lunch, said Capt. Priscilla Doggett, spokeswoman for the Division of Correction. George was serving a three-year sentence for larceny.

Doggett said corrections officials have a suspect but had not filed charges early yesterday evening. A search for the weapon had begun, she said.

The prison was locked down and closed to visitors yesterday, and will be again today, Doggett said.

George reported his injury to guards about noon Tuesday. After medics examined him, they called 911, and George was taken to University Medical Center in Baltimore. He was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m.

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