Michigan City, IN – One correctional officer was stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded when an inmate attacked them on Sunday afternoon at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
Prison officials said the incident occurred at about 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the common area of the prison, WMAQ reported.
Both of the wounded correctional officers were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital.
One of the correctional officers was pronounced dead at the hospital, WMAQ reported.
The prison has not yet released the names of either of the correctional officers, FOX News reported.
The wounded correctional officer was said to be in serious condition.
The inmate who attacked the correctional officers – later identified as 28-year-old Tymetri Campbell –pleaded guilty to three murders in 2002 and is serving a 130-year prison sentence, WISH reported.
He appealed his conviction in 2007 and apologized for “being there” but claimed he never killed anyone.
Campbell argued that the trial court hadn’t properly considered his remorse for the crime and his drug and alcohol problems when he was sentenced, WISH reported.
The court denied his appeal and said Campbell had failed to accept responsibility for his crimes.
Indiana State Police said that Campbell is charged with murder and is facing several other preliminary charges, FOX News reported.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post were investigating the incident.
The maximum security state prison is located 34 miles of South Bend, FOX News reported.
It has an inmate population of 2,300 and houses Indiana’s death row inmates, WISH reported.
BREAKING: We're learning that two staff members at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City have been stabbed and one of the victims has died. We're working to learn more and will have the details on 16 News Now at 11pm. @WNDU pic.twitter.com/yGhiZNQlXY
— Zach Horner (@ZachH_WNDU) February 22, 2021
— Max Lewis (@MaxLewisTV) February 22, 2021
Sending the deepest condolences to the staff of the @IndianaDOC and in particular the staff at the Indiana State Prison, in Michigan City.
Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the involved officers during this incredibly difficult time. pic.twitter.com/OSNDrCtjPC
— Capt. Derek J. Allen (@LCSO_PIO) February 22, 2021
One Correction Officer dead, another injured in knife attack at maximum security Indiana State Prison.
Suspect is serving time after pleading guilty to three murder counts from 2002 in Indianapolis. @WISH_TV @93wibc pic.twitter.com/CHdUAPDiSK
— Brady Gibson (@bradygibson) February 22, 2021
JUST IN: An IDOC employee has died after being stabbed at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. A second staff member has also sustained stabbing injuries. pic.twitter.com/UNMQ4Z6m2a
— Brenda Koopsen (@BrendaKoopsenTV) February 22, 2021
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