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Fatal stabbing at Holman; prison put on lockdown

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is investigating a homicide that occurred today at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, according to information released by the ADOC.

Lawrence Utley

Lawrence Utley

At approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday, inmate Lawrence Utley, 67, was fatally stabbed inside the facility by another inmate.

Robert Aaron Williams, 58, was detained as a suspect in the stabbing. Williams is serving a life sentence for a 2014 murder conviction in Mobile County.

Utley had served 30 years of a life sentence for a 1985 sodomy conviction in Mobile County.

Robert Aaron Williams

Robert Aaron Williams

The correctional facility is on lockdown until ADOC’s Investigations and Intelligence Division completes the investigation, officials said.