Officer beaten to dead when escorting an inmate to his cell

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He had already previously at least three convictions for assaults on corrections officers and for possession of a deadly weapon while in prison. “We will see that the offender who is responsible for this murder will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Oliver Bell, chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, said. At the same time, the victim was described as “a dedicated correctional officer determined to make Texas a safe place to live,” by  Brad Livingston, executive director of the prison system. The case is under investigation and security conditions at that prison will be revised.

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