SC Inmates Accused of Strangling Four Other Prisoners

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Two South Carolina prisoners who were already serving life sentences for murder have been charged in the alleged killings by strangulation of four other inmates on Friday at a maximum-security prison, reports The State. Denver Jordan Simmons, 35, and Jacob Theophilus Philip, 25, are facing four counts of murder each. They are accused of luring John King, 52; Jason Kelley, 35; Jimmy Ham, 56; and William Scruggs, 44, into a cell.

That’s where Simmons and Philip allegedly either strangled or attacked their fellow prisoners with a broomstick and strangled them. Autopsies on Saturday confirmed all four died of strangulation.


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