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Md. inmate was fatally stabbed in the neck

Friday - 3/29/2013, 5:30pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say an inmate slain at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown this week was stabbed in the neck.

Spokesman Greg Shipley told The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/YIOIA0 ) Friday that the state medical examiner's office determined the cause of Deavel Johnson's death.

Shipley says no one has been charged in the slaying on Tuesday of the 22-year-old inmate.

He says investigators have finished their initial interviews with inmates and correctional officers at the medium-security institution.

Police say a correctional officer noticed Johnson bleeding Tuesday night in a barrack-style housing unit with 32 beds and about 64 inmates.

He was serving four years for a 2011 burglary in Howard County.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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