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GBI probes Augusta prison slaying

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:44 PM
Last updated Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:18 AM
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Saturday morning homicide at Augusta State Medical Prison.

 Tiraboschi
Tiraboschi

According to special agent in charge Pat Morgan, agents were called to the facility about 4:15 a.m. Saturday to investigate the death of an inmate, 48-year-old Chris Todd Lowery.

Morgan said it appears the victim was killed about 8 a.m. Further details are not yet being made public, he said.

Thomas Joseph Tiraboschi, 35, has been charged with murder. Tiraboschi was processed at the Richmond County jail Tuesday morning and sent back to a Georgia Department of Corrections facility.

Lowery, of Guyton, Ga., was serving a life sentence for the 2010 stabbing death of his girlfriend, Linda Schaffer, 60, in her Rincon, Ga., home. Lowery is the 11th Georgia prison inmate to be slain in the past year, according to the DOC.

Tiraboschi was serving a 15-year sentence for a charge of vehicular homicide in Peach County. While driving a stolen motor vehicle in 1995, Tiraboschi led police on a high-speed chase that ended when he collided head-on with a vehicle and killed its driver.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/09/13 - 05:55 pm
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"agents were called to the facility about 4:15 a.m. Saturday to investigate the death of an inmate,"

"Morgan said it appears the incident occurred around 8 a.m."

Maybe not reading this right or something doesn't fit????

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 07/09/13 - 06:09 pm
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CG
No you are reading it right had to go back and read it again myself. They either have the times backwards or you are right something does not fit.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/09/13 - 07:28 pm
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no sympathy for lowery and hope tiraboschi enjoys the same fate. The sooner, the better.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/09/13 - 10:11 pm
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Augusta Comical, they never

Augusta Comical, they never proofread anything

Delirious58
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Delirious58 07/10/13 - 08:30 am
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Need to get your eyes checked

Morgan says the incident occurred around 3 am not 8

SB3
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SB3 07/10/13 - 08:47 am
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Need to get YOUR eyes checked Delirious58

It also says in an editor's note that the time was corrected. Or maybe that wasn't there when you made your comment. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt even though you couldn't do the same.

Just so I'm not solely commenting on other commenters, I initially wondered if Tiraboschi might have known the girlfriend (Schaffer) and got revenge for her death. Pretty random thought, I know, but I'll be interested what they come up with for a motive.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/10/13 - 08:53 am
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Good riddance...

put them all in the yard and let them have it out. Taxpayer savings!!!

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