One Killed in Prison Gang Fight

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Prison officials say a fight between two rival gangs left one inmate dead and at least three others injured with stab wounds at a northeast Texas prison.

Officials say 34-year-old Augustin Amador died in a hallway at the Telford Unit in New Boston.

According to authorities, Amador and four other members of the Tri-City Bombers were attacked by six members of the Texas Chicano
Brotherhood. They were being escorted back to their cellblock after
lunch.

Officials say the assailants were armed with prison-made knives.

Correctional officers deployed pepper gas and stopped the fight within minutes.

It was the first killing this year in a Texas prison. Two were reported last year.

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman says authorities try to closely monitor gang activity in prisons.

Officials said Amador came to prison from Hidalgo County in 1997 to serve a 16-year sentence for murder and burglary.


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