- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A 43-year-old Hutchinson inmate has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a prison officer.

Corey Jeffery pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted capital murder by an inmate and was sentenced to life. He was ordered to serve at least 54 years before being eligible for parole.

The Hutchinson News reports (https://bit.ly/23ZuwuP ) the sentence is to run consecutive to a life sentence Jeffery is serving for the September 2005 fatal stabbing of 80-year-old Paul Boever.

The latest charge stems from a 2014 knife attack on a guard at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. Jeffery has said he intended to kill the officer so he could be moved out of Kansas to solitary confinement in another state.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, https://www.hutchnews.com

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