TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — An inmate at the Tuscaloosa County Jail died Tuesday morning after getting into a fight with another inmate.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, 26-year-old Christopher Lee and 22-year-old Laquinton Richardson got into an argument that turned violent before 9:40 a.m. Jail staff eventually broke up the fight but not before Lee suffered “major injuries.” Lee was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
Richardson has been charged with manslaughter and is being held on $30,000 bond. He was originally being held in the jail on unrelated misdemeanor charges.