Ark. prison guard stabbed to death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ark. prison guard stabbed to death

(AP) - Arkansas prison officials say a female guard at the East Arkansas Unit near Brickeys has been stabbed to death by an inmate.

Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson tells The Associated Press that the guard was checking a report that an inmate had an unauthorized pair of shoes in his cell when she was attacked.

According to Wilson, 47-year-old Barbara Easter was stabbed with a shank and died at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., about 40 miles away.

Wilson said Sgt. Easter suffered wounds to the side, abdomen and chest.

The inmate allegedly involved is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, according to Wilson. He is being moved to a maximum-security prison.

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