Indiana State Prison inmate attacks guards leaving 1 dead

Indiana State Prison inmate attacks guards leaving 1 dead
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One corrections officer is dead after being attacked by an inmate at the Indiana State Prison, police said Sunday.

Local news affiliate WISH TV reported that the attack occurred Sunday afternoon, when an inmate identified as 38-year-old Tymetri Campbell attacked two guards with a sharp object. The second officer was injured and listed in serious condition Sunday evening, the station reported.

Campbell was already serving three sentences totaling 130 years for a 2002 triple homicide at the time of the attack. He now faces several preliminary charges related to the Sunday attack, according to USA Today.


He previously appealed his conviction in 2007, at the time claiming innocence in the crime while admitting that he was at the scene when it occurred. 

"I just want to say I’m sorry, not for committing a murder, but just being a part of it, just being there at the time," he said at the 2007 appeal. "Because I didn’t actually kill anybody. I was just there. I just wanted to say I’m sorry. I know 'sorry' ain’t going to bring them back, but that’s just the best I can do."

The identities of the two guards were not released by the Indiana State Police or Department of Corrections.