Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Scotland Correctional Institution offender dies after assault

Christopher Michael Edwards (#1581454) was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
May 1, 2024
Christopher Edwards

An offender at Scotland Correctional Institution died Tuesday night after an apparent assault by another offender in a prison housing area.

Christopher Michael Edwards (#1581454) was found with multiple stab wounds in a housing unit common area around 9 p.m.  Prison staff responded and administered emergency care. Edwards, 39, was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m.

Local law enforcement is investigating the case, and the Department of Adult Correction is conducting an internal investigation.

Edwards was serving a life sentence for a 2018 conviction on first degree murder charges in McDowell County.

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