NC Prison Inmate Charged With Killing Another Inmate

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina inmate has been charged with killing another prisoner.

An autopsy report released Monday says 51-year-old Jimmy Griffin suffered trauma to his head during an assault, resulting in fatal bleeding and swelling in his brain.

Griffin died Oct. 16, three days after officials at the state Department of Public Safety said he collapsed while participating in outside recreation at the Orange Correctional Center near Hillsborough.

A spokeswoman for the State Bureau of Investigation said Monday that inmate Jason Todd Richardson was charged last month with voluntary manslaughter in Griffin's death.

Prison records show the 30-year-old Richardson is serving a 19-month sentence for larceny.

Griffin was serving a life sentence for a 1981 second-degree murder conviction from Columbus County.


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  • by ROCK on Mar 8, 2012 at 01:10 PM
    Well that's what they both get for being in prison in the first place!!! HA
  • by Scott on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:32 AM
    This is misleading, I was there when it happened. This man should NOT be charged! There was an altercation on the basketball court bewteen the two. Griffen, a convicted murderer told Jason that "I'm gonna come see you later" which in prison terms means that an assualt is going to occur. Jason then said no lets just do it now. It was a simple fist fight, he punched the guy and the guy fell and hit his head and died. These DA's need to put theirselves in an inmates shoes. This is prison life. He NEVER meant for this to happen. This is NOT murder at all. So now the taxpayers will foot the bill for a new prison term! IDIOTS!
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      by joe greenville on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:08 AM in reply to Scott
      THEY DO NOT WEAR SHOES THEY WEAR PRISON ISSUED WALMART FLIP FLOPS, BUT YOUR FIGHT ABOUT TAX PAYERS HAVING TO FLIP THE BILL JUST AS WE DID FOR THE MANY OTHERS.
  • by Karma Location: Stokes NC on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    Live by the sword, die by the sword.
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      by nightrain on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:21 AM in reply to Karma
      Exactly. What goes around, comes around.
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