2 Inmates Face Murder Charge in Prison Attack

Posted at: 07/19/2013 9:13 AM
Updated at: 07/19/2013 10:24 AM

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - State police say two inmates have been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a third prisoner at the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County.

Randolph Conner died Jan. 9 of a brain injury. The prison is in Marenisco Township, 20 miles east-southeast of Ironwood.

State police Detective Sgt. Russell Larson tells the Mining Journal of Marquette that 25-year-old Delorean S. Henderson and 32-year-old Michael Smith were arraigned in Gogebic County District Court.

Larson says the Henderson and Smith attacked Conner in a common area of the prison.  The detective isn't commenting on a motive for the attack, which didn't involve weapons.

The suspects are being held at the Baraga Correctional Facility and return to court July 29 for a preliminary examination.

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