McCormick inmate charged in fatal prison stabbing Saturday

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 6:14 PM
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AIKEN –Authorities have arrested the man that fatally stabbed a fellow inmate at the McCormick Correctional Institute Saturday.

SLED charged Jack Cooper, 21, in the murder of McCormick inmate Lamont Perry.  Special
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SLED charged Jack Cooper, 21, in the murder of McCormick inmate Lamont Perry.

SLED charged Jack Cooper, 21, in the murder of Lamont Perry, who had been serving a 15-year-sentence for second-degree criminal sexual conduct since 2005, SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said in a news release.

SLED investigators believe Mr. Cooper stabbed Mr. Perry several times before his body was found around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, said South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Josh Gelinas.

Mr. Cooper was transferred to the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, where he has been isolated from other inmates, Mr. Gelinas said.

Mr. Cooper had been serving time for burglary at the maximum-security facility since 2007, Mr. Gelinas said.

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APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/05/10 - 06:29 pm
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Man...Will ya take a look at

Man...Will ya take a look at that creep. This is a product of what? Scary these skin heads are.

alycias
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alycias 01/05/10 - 06:58 pm
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This young man is probably

This young man is probably very very depressed and needs help-probably meds for depression or bi-polar. Its sad that it got to this point. He most likely has very little family who care about him, and a Mom and Dad who are deeply hurt and saddened by what happened. He has ruined his life and his freedom is gone. And thats just the one side of the story! Imagine how the family of the slain man feels. As for the haircut--I personally like it. My oldest son also wears his hair like this. And he is a good law abiding person--thats just his style.

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imright2 01/05/10 - 07:31 pm
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This is our tax dollars at

This is our tax dollars at work! When "Law Enforcement" is no longer lucrative to lawyers and judges, and the money no longer trickles up then convicted felons would be on the end of a rope. Have we advanced as a society so much that we very rarely use capital punishment? No, this deception is propitiated by those who are making big buck, not because they are bleeding hearts. We deceive ourselves into thinking that we are so humane and politically correct, when lawmakers are getting rich off of things like this. I worked for the sheriffs dept. for almost three years, and what a joke it is.(finally got a real job) Law enforcement works for those who have something to lose. When a person is proven guilty of a crime worthy of capital punishment and is not executed, FOLLOW THE MONEY.

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corgimom 01/05/10 - 07:53 pm
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alycias can diagnose mental

alycias can diagnose mental illness by looking at a picture AND know what his personal history is. Wow. If he has little family that care about him, how is it that his parents are deeply hurt and saddened? You have no way of knowing what his personal history is. Guess what, alycias, ol' Jack Carter has a 12 year sentence for ARMED ROBBERY from Barnwell County. More likely he's a meth head who robbed people to pay for his meth.

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TakeAstand 01/05/10 - 08:28 pm
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He looks high in the photo,

He looks high in the photo, you may be right corgi. lol

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/05/10 - 10:15 pm
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alycias, does your boy wear a

alycias, does your boy wear a black trench coat with that skined head by any chance?

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