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Inmate pleads guilty in stabbing attack on prison guard

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – A man already convicted in three slayings and is serving a life sentence, has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated murder and other charges in an attack on an Ohio prison guard.

Casey Pigge (pij) is sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Pigge pleaded guilty Wednesday in Scioto County, in the Feb. 20, 2018, an attack on Matthew Mathias. Authorities said Pigge and a co-defendant attacked the officer at the Southern Ohio Correctional facility in Lucasville as he was escorting them to the prison in the infirmary.

Prosecutors say Mathias was stabbed 32 times with a knife, made of metal of the prisoners’ beds.

The Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH’-ee) Gazette reports Pigge appeared to show no remorse Wednesday, saying: “it is what it is.”

Prison officials say Pigge and his co-defendant are both on hunger strikes, holding all to rough treatment by the guards.

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Information from: Chillicothe Gazette, http://www.chillicothegazette.com

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