- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate charged with trying to kill another inmate in 2014 has pleaded not guilty in the case.

The Rawlins Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1LuLnfh ) 36-year-old Michael Grooman plead not guilty Monday to four charges, including attempted second-degree murder.

Officers had responded to the prison Nov. 19 to a report of an inmate-on-inmate assault.

Surveillance video allegedly captured Grooman and two other inmates punching and kicking the victim. The attack was stopped by officers using pepper spray.

The victim, who was beaten until he was unconscious and bleeding, was flown to a Casper hospital for treatment.



One of the other men involved pleaded not guilty to the alleged beating in July. The other has been sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison.

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Information from: Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times, https://www.rawlinstimes.com

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