State Prison Inmate from Montgomery Stabbed to Death
Authorities say a state prison inmate from Montgomery has been stabbed to death at a correctional facility outside Birmingham.
Al.com reports that it happened Tuesday night at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 33-year-old Barry Wardell Gardner.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Gardner was found around 7 p.m. in an open-style dormitory. He was pronounced dead at the prison infirmary.
Yates said Gardner’s death is being investigated as a homicide.
He had been serving a 13-year sentence for burglary and theft convictions. Few other details were immediately released.
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