Inmate Indicted On 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Prison Guard

A grand jury in Washington County returned the indictment against Edward Muhammad Johnson on charges of first-degree premediated murder and first-degree murder of a prison guard.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – An inmate accused of killing a guard at the Stillwater prison last month has been indicted on first-degree murder charges.

A grand jury in Washington County returned the indictment against Edward Muhammad Johnson on charges of first-degree premediated murder and first-degree murder of a prison guard.

Department of Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm died after he was attacked with a hammer at the prison on July 18.

The 42-year-old inmate was previously charged with second-degree murder and assault.

According to the charges, Johnson struck officer Gomm repeatedly in the head and face with a hammer that he checked out from an industrial workshop on the third floor of the correctional facility.

Johnson was serving a 29-year sentence for a fatal stabbing in 2002.

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