S.C. inmate dies in stabbing

An inmate at maximum-security McCormick Correctional Institution was assaulted this morning and died of apparent stab wounds, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Lamont Perry, 26, was attacked by another inmate about 7:30 a.m. inside a dormitory at the prison in McCormick County, department spokesman Josh Gelinas said in an e-mail release. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Department of Corrections and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the attack.

Perry started serving a 15-year sentence for second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2005. He was sentenced in Dorchester County.

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