Deadly Stabbing at Correctional Facility

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a deadly stabbing of an inmate that took place at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville. It happened at approximately 12:25 p.m. when a fight broke between two inmates in the dayroom of one of the prison's cell blocks. Prison officials report that 30-year-old Timothy Latham, received multiple stabbed wounds to the chest area during the altercation. Latham succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by a corrections physician. 27-year-old Justin Jackson is a suspect in the stabbing. Jackson is currently serving a 5-year sentence for a 2013 third-degree robbery conviction in Jefferson County. Officers recovered a makeshift knife used in the assault.


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