Convicted murderer killed in North Carolina prison fight

Posted at 5:57 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 17:57:07-05

HOOKERTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials say a convicted murderer has been killed in a prison fight.

Authorities say 23-year-old Andre Young-Johnson was fatally injured Friday morning when he was struck with a homemade weapon at Maury Correctional Institution. He was pronounced dead half an hour later.

Young-Johnson was serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to second degree murder in Mecklenburg County.

The other offender who was involved in the incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The state Department of Public Safety says it is conducting an internal investigation and is cooperating with a criminal investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.