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