cw69 92-9thegame-vertical2 waok

News

2 Inmates Indicted In Killing Of Fellow Inmate

View Comments
File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Two inmates have been indicted in the 2011 killing of a fellow prisoner at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta.

Prosecutors say Donald R. Lafond Jr. and Jason Robert Widdison were exercising in a prison recreation area when the victim jointed them and tried to talk and walk with them. Prosecutors say a short while later Lafond and Widdison began to punch the victim, knocking him to the ground.

Prosecutors say the pair then stomped on the victim’s head and neck as many as 10 times each before corrections officers could intervene.

The unconscious victim was taken to the hospital but never regained consciousness. He died just over a month later on April 5, 2011.

Lawyers for Lafond and Widdison did not immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,090 other followers