- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2020

HOOKERTON, N.C. (AP) -

A convicted murderer has been killed in a prison fight, according to North Carolina public safety officials.

Officials said 23-year-old Andre A. Young-Johnson was fatally injured Friday morning when he was struck with a homemade weapon in a housing unit at Maury Correctional Institution. He was pronounced dead about half an hour later.

Young-Johnson was serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to second degree murder in the 2017 strangulation death of a man in Mecklenburg County.

The other offender who was involved in the incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.



The state Department of Public Safety is conducting an internal investigation and says it is also cooperating with a criminal investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

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