Inmate Fatally Stabbed
BRENT, AL (WKRG) —- The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking into a deadly stabbing that took place Monday at the Bibb Correctional Facility.
According to ADOC, 28-year-old Justin Sanders faces murder charges after allegedly stabbing two inmates during an altercation in one of the dorms, killing one and sending the other to the facility’s infirmary this morning.
34-year-old Jamie Witherspoon was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 11:47 p.m. The second inmate’s identity will not be released as a security measure.
Prison officials say Sanders used a makeshift weapon to carry out the incident. He’s currently serving a 15-year sentence for a 2016 robbery out of Jefferson County.
Witherspoon was serving a 35-year sentence for a 2008 robbery out of Tuscaloosa County.
The facility is locked down while ADOC investigates the incident.