Investigation underway after NC prison inmate fatally stabbed

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Jail bars (Photo: Mitchell Haindfield / CC BY 2.0)

LAURINBURG, NC (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say that a prisoner has died after a fight with other inmates.

WRAL reported Saturday that State Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Prisons is conducting an investigation.

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The incident occurred at the Scotland Correctional Institution in southeastern North Carolina near Laurinburg.

Mario S. Organistas (Photo: NCDPS)

Authorities said that Mario S. Organistas was fatally stabbed with a homemade weapon after he and five others had entered a cell.

The prison was placed on lockdown.

Organistas was pronounced dead by the county medical examiner’s office.

He was serving a 28-year sentence for second-degree murder.