According to a recent announcement made by the director of the Corrections Department, four inmates have been murdered at a South Carolina penitentiary by two other prisoners. The four prisoners were all lured inside an empty cell where one inmate was waiting. Surveillance footage reveals that the four men were killed in less than 30 minutes. The murdering prisoners both served life sentences for first-degree murder.
Bryan Sterling, the acting director of South Carolina’s Corrections Department, recently said that the individual responsible for the four murders which took place at the Kirkland Correctional Institution, a South Carolina Penitentiary, have been placed under arrest.
According to the prison’s records, the events took on Friday morning without anyone even noticing. The individuals who murdered four other inmates are Denver Simmons (35) and Jacob Philip (24), both of them serving a life sentence at the Kirkland Correctional Institution.
Simmons and Philip led the prisoners, one by one, inside an empty cell located near the prison’s mess area. There, the two would overpower and kill them in cold blood. According to Gary Watts, the acting coroner of Richland County, all of the inmates murdered by Simmons and Philip were strangulated using various methods.
The post-mortem examination performed on all of the victims revealed that at least one of them was stabbed at least a couple of times with a sharp object. Subsequently, the records reveal that the first victim was strangulated with an electrical cord, while the second one died after, one of the two men pressed his foot on his chest while clenching his arms around his throat.
As for the other two inmates who lost their lives during the duo’s killing spree, Watts reveals that at least one of them was stabbed with a shiv made out of a broken broom. At the moment, the South Carolina penitentiary director is collaborating with the Corrections Department in order to discover how four men were killed without anyone noticing, save for the security cameras.
Stirling declared that both Simmons and Philip were imprisoned for life in the Kirkland Correctional Institution. Simmons was condemned in 2007 for murdering a random woman, taking possession of her credit card, and using it to buy food. The individual was also found guilty of stalking the woman’s son, picking him up from school, and killing him.
Philips, his partner in crime, serves a similar sentence after he choked his girlfriend and her son in 2013.
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