HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Washington County grand jury has indicted two inmates in the slaying of another prisoner at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
The state’s attorney’s office said Friday that 20-year-old Andre Washington is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Deavel Johnson.READ MORE: 'Star Of Bethlehem' Lit With Promise Of Steel Returning To Sparrows Point
Twenty-four-year-old James Valentine is charged with being an accessory after the fact.
Neither defendant has an attorney listed in online case records.READ MORE: Maryland AG's Race Heats Up With Potential O'Malley-Brown Democratic Primary
Johnson died in March 2013 after collapsing in an open dormitory area that sleeps as many 64 inmates. He had been serving a four-year sentence for a Howard County burglary conviction.
Washington was sentenced in 2012 to eight years for a Washington County drug conviction.
Valentine was sentenced in 2012 to four years for an assault in Harford County.MORE NEWS: Howard County NAACP Calls For Investigation After Video Shows Black Student Being Punched By Staff
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