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Md. Inmate Was Fatally Stabbed In The Neck

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(AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

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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 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.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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