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The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 7:43 PM

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

The stabbing happened at about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Correctional officers responded to an inmate assault and found 25-year-old Travis Lamar Wilson Jr. outside a cell block with serious injuries. Wilson was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Wilson was serving a 25-year sentence on a 2011 murder conviction in Etowah County.

The suspect in the stabbing, 25-year-old Cruz Caldwell, will face a charge of first-degree murder. He had been serving a 20-year sentence for a first-degree theft of property conviction in Coffee County.

Authorities say it's unclear what led to the assault.

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