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October 30, 2012

Inmate accused in prison riot pleads not guilty

NATCHEZ, Miss. — An inmate charged in the May 20 prison riot at Adams County Correctional Facility has pleaded not guilty.

The Natchez Democrat reports Yoany Oriel Serrano-Bejarano entered the plea before federal Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball in Jackson on Friday.

The judge appointed a public defender for Serrano-Bejarano and set a jury trial for the matter for Dec. 3.

The defendant was indicted Oct. 3 on charges of instigating, conniving, attempting to cause, assisting and conspiring to cause a mutiny and riot.

During the seven-hour riot in which Serrano-Bejarano is accused of participating, a guard was killed, and other guards were injured and taken hostage.

Another inmate accused in the riot, Juan Lopez-Fuentes, pleaded guilty to charges against him Aug. 27, and will be sentenced Nov. 19.

 

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