Inmate killed at Oklahoma state prison by another inmate

An inmate at James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena was assaulted and killed by a fellow inmate, Oklahoma Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said Sunday. No names have been released.
by Graham Lee Brewer Published: March 30, 2014
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An offender at a state prison in Helena was killed by a fellow inmate, a state Corrections Department spokesman said Sunday.

About 7:30 a.m. Saturday, an inmate at the James Crabtree Correctional Center assaulted another inmate, resulting in his death, said Jerry Massie. The homicide was the first in the prison’s history.

James Crabtree was changed from a juvenile facility to an adult corrections center in 1983. Much like the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite, Crabtree incarcerates older inmates, specifically ones 35 years and older.

Massie declined to offer any details about the incident, including the names of the inmates involved, until the department completes its investigation.

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by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch he went on to cover the Oklahoma Senate for eCapitol before joining the...
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