- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An inmate has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed another prisoner at the North Dakota State Penitentiary.

Authorities allege Tovias Carrillo-Cerna stabbed a fellow prisoner in the weight room in December. State officials at the time announced they locked down the facility because inmate assaulted another inmate.

Carrillo-Cerna has been charged with felony attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a correctional facility.

Authorities say four inmates told investigators Carrillo-Cerna stabbed the man. Court documents show a correctional officer found a sharpened metal rod with blood on it that was hidden in the weight room’s heating unit.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1SDOWUL ) he has been in prison while he awaits an August trial. He’s accused of shooting and killing Juan Palacios in January 2014 in Williams County.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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