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Inmate jailed for murder in court for stabbing officer

May 15, 2018

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An inmate incarcerated in a Rhode Island prison for the 1973 murder is in court on charges of stabbing another.

The Providence Journal reports 79-year-old John Carillo faced a judge Tuesday in Kent County District Court for allegedly stabbing a correctional officer with a handmade metal blade.

Officials say Carillo stabbed Officer Jason Messier in the chest Friday inside a medium security facility, and was subdued with pepper spray after the blade was deflected by Messier’s badge.

Carillo is serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of officer Donald Price.

The judge ordered Carillo held on $50,000 surety bail on three felony charges. He will be held at the high security facility now.

An attorney for Carillo could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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