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Correctional Officer Murdered at Indiana State Prison

(Michigan City, IN) - A correctional officer was fatally stabbed yesterday at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.   


Authorities said the prison guard, Lt. Gene Lasco, was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Another correctional officer also stabbed was last reported in serious condition.


Authorities identified the suspect as 38 year old Tymetri Campbell.  Campbell was serving time for a triple murder in Indianapolis.


La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson said Lasko was 57.  He died from stab wounds in places like the neck, chest and arms, she said.  Swanson said an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday.


The name of the surviving correctional officer has not been released.

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