4 Mass. inmates charged in June prison disturbance

Thursday August 9, 2012

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Four state prison inmates have been indicted in connection with the June 25 stabbing of a correction officer and a following disturbance that injured six other officers.

The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/NqqO3Q) that a Worcester County grand jury indicted three prisoners on charges including armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A fourth was charged as an accessory after the fact.

Twenty-eight-year old Officer Nathan Beauvais was stabbed in the neck with a prison-made knife at the maximum security Souza-Baranowski prison. The officer's wife told the newspaper the blade came near her husband's spinal cord but the handle came off when his attacker tried to pull it out, and doctors were able to safely remove the blade.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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