- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The wife of an Ogden man who was stabbed and beaten to death in the Utah State Prison has filed a lawsuit against the state.

Attorneys for Chelsie Vigil filed the lawsuit Monday, claiming 24-year-old Jeffrey Vigil’s death could have been prevented if Department of Corrections guards didn’t ignore warnings that the victim was in danger from members of a rival gang.

Vigil has been in prison for almost a year after violating his parole when he was beaten to death on March 14. He has also been convicted of such offenses as having a controlled substance and not obeying a police officer.

Two men, Ramon Luis Rivera and Albert Collin Fernandez, have been charged with murder in connection to the fatal attack.

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