Inmate Killed in Elmore County

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MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a deadly stabbing of an inmate at the Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala.   


William D. Shepherd, 33, was stabbed in the facility’s prison yard by another inmate at approximately 12:35 p.m. on Sunday.  A correctional physician pronounced Shepherd dead from his injuries at 12:52 p.m.


Inmate Lenell Carter III, 40, was detained as a suspect in the stabbing.  Carter is currently serving a 35 year sentence for a 1992 robbery conviction in Mobile County.   


Shepherd was sentenced in April 2010 for drug trafficking out of Jefferson County. 


The facility remains on lockdown with limited inmate movement as a precautionary measure.


ADOC’s Investigation and Intelligence Division is investigating Shepherd’s death.  

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