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7 inmates indicted in attack on 2 Las Cruces prison guards

August 1, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say seven inmates have been indicted in an attack on two prison guards last month at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces.

The July 16 incident left the two correctional officers with severe but non-life-threatening injuries.

Prosecutors say two of the inmates involved are facing 11 counts in the attack while three others are facing eight counts apiece and two inmates for counts each.

They say one of the inmates indicted is 29-year-old Daniel Aragon.

He’s serving time for the 2012 murder of his girlfriend’s 22-month old baby in Albuquerque.

Authorities say six of the seven inmates were moved after the attack to the Penitentiary of New Mexico.

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