- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

BRENT, Ala. (AP) - A stabbing inside an Alabama prison has left one inmate dead and a second inmate injured.

Prison officials say 34-year-old Jamie Marcus Witherspoon was fatally stabbed Monday morning at the state prison in the Bibb County town of Brent. A second man was injured and is being treated in the prison infirmary.

A statement from the Department of Corrections says 28-year-old Justin Sanders faces murder and attempted murder charges in the violence. He allegedly used a makeshift weapon during a fight inside a prison dorm.

Sanders is serving 15 years on a robbery conviction last year in Jefferson County.

Officials say Witherspoon was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a robbery in Tuscaloosa County. He was sentenced in 2008.



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