- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor says four prison inmates accused in a deadly attack on workers at a North Carolina prison will be tried separately.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports District Attorney Andrew Womble said the four will be tried this fall in Pasquotank County Superior Court. Womble has said he will seek the death penalty against the four.

Womble said Thursday the decision to try the four separately was part of a strategy to keep the trials in the county as well as to seat a jury in the county.

Medical examiners have said the four inmates charged with first-degree murder used weapons including a claw hammer, a ball-peen hammer and half a pair of scissors to kill the four workers last October as part of a failed escape attempt.

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Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/

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