Murderer stabs Corrections Officer delivering mattress to prison cell

WAVERLY, Va. — A Corrections Officer at Sussex I State Prison in Waverly suffered two non-life threatening wounds when he was stabbed by a 26-year-old inmate, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections.

It appeared the inmate, who is serving a life sentence for 1st degree murder, used a metal fence tie in the Wednesday afternoon attack.

“At the time of the incident, the officer was attempting to deliver a mattress to the offender,” a Virginia Department of Corrections spokesperson said. “There was an immediate response from other Sussex I officers to stop the assault.”

The incident was reported at about 3:55 p.m. Wednesday.

“The officer sustained injuries to the face and the back of his head,” the spokesperson continued. “He is recuperating at home.”

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