- Associated Press - Thursday, September 29, 2016

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say they’re investigating the slaying of an inmate at a state prison near Cumberland.

Police said in a statement Thursday that 24-year-old Shane Simms was stabbed by at least one inmate Wednesday in an outdoor recreation area of the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution.

Police say they’ve identified another inmate as a suspect in the case, but he hasn’t been charged.

Police say investigators at the prison recovered several homemade knives from the scene.

Court records show that Simms was serving a 10-year sentence for a 2014 conviction for attempted second-degree murder in Baltimore.



Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerard Shields tells the Cumberland Times-News that Simms was stabbed in the chest Wednesday morning.

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