Inmate killed at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer

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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a case involving an inmate who was killed at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer Monday.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the 31-year-old Kenneth Cedrick Gilchrist was assaulted Monday in a common area of the prison. The victim, who was serving a 25-year sentence for a burglary conviction out of Mobile County, died at 9:08 a.m. that morning.

No suspects have been announced in the case.

The death comes one month after the death of 27-year-old inmate La’Ricky Shama Scott, who was found dead in his cell. However, no foul play was determined in his death.

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