NO CHARGES FILED IN ST. CLAIR INMATE'S DEATH
By Kyle Shelton
No charges had been filed Tuesday in the death of a St. Clair County Correctional Facility inmate and the injury of two others during an attack last week.
State prisoner Earl Moore, 52, was attacked by another inmate around noon last Thursday in the prison's vehicle restoration shop, according to Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett.
Moore was taken to a Birmingham hospital after the attack where he died at about 3:18 p.m., Corbett said.
Moore was serving a life sentence without parole for robbery, burglary, rape and theft of property.
The inmate being investigated for the attack, whose name was not released, is a 43-year-old inmate serving a 999-year sentence for two counts of murder and an assault in Macon County. He is also serving time for a Lee County second degree kidnapping charge, Corbett said.
Corbett did not comment on the specifics of the incident or the weapon used, but said two other inmates and a state prison employee had received minor injuries.
Tuesday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Lance Bell said the incident was still under investigation and that no charges had been filed.
"We usually present these kinds of cases to a grand jury," Bell said.
Kyle Shelton is the editor of The St. Clair Times.