The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.
According to officials, the stabbing happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday when correctional officers responding to an inmate assault and found 25-year-old Travis Lamar Wilson Jr. outside a cell block with serious injuries. Wilson was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital where he later died, officials say. Wilson was serving a 25-year sentence on a 2011 murder conviction in Etowah County.
ADOC says correctional officials have identified inmate Cruz Caldwell, 25, as a suspect in the stabbing. Caldwell was sentenced to 20-years in 2011 for a first-degree theft of property conviction in Coffee County. He now faces a first-degree murder charge, officials say.
At this time it is unclear what led to the assault.
The correctional facility was locked down while ADOC investigates the incident.