Man killed in Augusta state prison facility identified

Authorities still tight-lipped on details

Antonio Wiley was the inmate stabbed Aug. 28 at Augusta State Medical Prison, the Georgia Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

He was born in 1981 and convicted in Fulton County, but full details of his background were unavailable because his name is no longer listed on the department’s inmate locator.

Other details surrounding the incident remain under wraps.

According to Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten, an autopsy Aug. 29 concluded the victim died of stab wounds. Tuten said that the body was returned to the prison system and that he is unaware of the burial status.

The case was originally referred to as “suspicious” by Tuten on Aug. 29. It has been ruled a homicide but will not count in Richmond County’s homicide total for the year because it occurred in a state-operated facility.

“I wouldn’t say that (the case) was unusual,” Corrections spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said Tuesday afternoon.

Asked whether there was a suspect, Stancil said she did not have the authority to release that information.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also assisting.

Special agent in charge Mike Ayers said releases at this point could be detrimental to the case.

“I generally don’t release anything about a homicide until the case is solved,” he said Tuesday.

Staff Writer Kyle Martin contributed to this article.

 

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