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Date: Feb. 12, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Additional charges filed in prison stabbing

LAURINBURG - An investigation by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the State Bureau of Investigation has resulted in additional charges related to the Feb. 5 stabbing death of inmate Gary N. Bell #0026673 at Scotland Correctional Institution.

Inmate Edward Wiley #0773417 has now been charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder. This is in addition to the first degree murder charge filed against him last week after he confessed to the stabbing. Wiley is a sex offender currently serving a 15-19 year sentence for statutory rape.

Inmate Jodie Steele #0714238 is charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory after the fact. Steele is currently serving approximately 4 years for involuntary manslaughter and common law robbery.


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