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January 12, 2013

Inmate to plead guilty in deadly Miss. prison riot

JACKSON, Miss. —

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal court records say an inmate plans to plead guilty to participating in a deadly prison riot in Mississippi.

One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, which holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the U.S.

A filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Natchez says Yoany Oriel Serrano-Bejarano plans to change his plea to guilty.

A complaint filed by an FBI agent says he assaulted a guard and helped other inmates climb onto the roof of a building where correction officer Catlin Carithers was beaten to death.

At least one other inmate has pleaded guilty in the case. Juan Lopez-Fuentes was sentenced to more than three years.

 

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