Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Corrections

July 27, 2006
Print Comment RSS

2 inmates charged with fatally stabbing guard at Md. prison

Associated Press Writer

BALTIMORE- Two inmates, who may have gotten free by jamming the locks of their cells, were charged with the stabbing death of a corrections officer, authorities said.

It was the second killing of an on-duty corrections officer in the state this year.

David McGuinn, 42, was counting inmates alone in the maximum-security prison late Tuesday when he was attacked and stabbed several times in the neck and back, said Maj. Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of Correction.

Lamar C. Harris, 26, and Lee E. Stephens, 27, each were charged with first- and second-degree murder on Wednesday.

The Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, built in 1878, has been wracked by violence in recent months. Three inmates have been killed there since May, and inmates assaulted two officers in April. Doggett said officials don't believe the assaults were related, but they are investigating that possibility.

Related Article:
Md. guard stabbed to death by 3 inmates
Related content sponsored by:

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample