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Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate's death


October 17, 2021

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of Pittsburg died on Saturday, the KBI said.

Corrections officers were alerted Saturday afternoon and found Martinez suffering from severe injuries in a common are in the jail pod. He died later at a Joplin, Missouri, hospital.

An autopsy is pending.

Video surveillance showed Wood attacking Martinez, the KBI said in a news release.

The investigati...

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