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Layton Lester Allegedly Kills Guard at Smith State Prison in Georgia

02 Oct 2023, Jail News, by brian

Allegedly an inmate at the Smith State Prison in Georgia named Layton Lester launched a deadly attack on officer Robert Clark . The victim was 42 years old and was attacked with a homemade weapon was used in the attack.

Layton Lester Allegedly Kills Guard at Smith State Prison in Georgia - Inmate Lookup

Officials say Clark was attacked while taking two inmates to the food hall. Marko Willingham was the other inmate and he was also injured when trying to assist Officer Clark.

Officer Clark was pronounced dead upon arrival at the local hospital. Officer Clark had only worked at the prison since April.

Lester was already in prison for numerous crimes, including a murder in 2007, according to state jail records.

Willingham remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the corrections department.

Lester is expected to be charged with the assault and resulting death of Clark, as well as the assault on Willingham.

“The entire [Georgia Department of Corrections] team is mourning the loss of one of our own and we collectively express our deepest condolences to Officer Clark’s family and friends,” GDC Commissioner Tyrone Oliver said in a statement. “We will support them as they navigate this tragedy over the coming days, weeks and months.”

Few more details were revealed about the deadly attack.