Stabbed Ark. C.O. Was Checking Inmate for Contraband

Sgt. Barbara Ester, 47, was investigating a report of an inmate wearing an unauthorized pair of tennis shoes when she was stabbed multiple times at the East Arkansas Unit near Brickeys.

The Arkansas prison guard fatally stabbed on Friday was searching a barracks for contraband prior to the attack.

Sgt. Barbara Ester, 47, was investigating a report of an inmate wearing an unauthorized pair of tennis shoes when she was stabbed multiple times at the East Arkansas Unit near Brickeys. Sgt. Ester died later at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital.

The attacker has been identified as inmate Latavious Johnson, 30, a convicted murderer who is serving a sentence of life without parole, reports Arkansas News.

About the Author
Page 1 of 2368
Next Page