ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WVEC) -- District Attorney Andrew Womble is seeking the death penalty against at least three inmates charged with killing four correctional workers at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in October.
Wisezah Buckman, Seth Frazier and Mikel Brady officially facing death penalty charges. Death penalty hearing for Jonathan Monk will be held later. Lots of family in courtroom #13newsnow— Jemie Lee (@13JemieLee) December 6, 2017
According to police, the inmates started a fire in the prison's sewing plant around 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 in an attempt to escape.
None of the criminals were able to get past the prison yards.
Many people were injured during the chaos and four correctional employees died, leaving the prison even more understaffed than it already was.
The hearing for the fourth inmate, Jonathan Monk, is expected for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
All four suspects are charged with:
- 4 counts of first degree murder
- 1 count of attempted murder
- 5 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
- 1 count of felony riot
- 1 count of burning a building
- 1 count of attempted escape from prison
- 1 count of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon
Inmates were each indicted on two more counts of first degree murder and 1 ct of misdemeanor assault w deadly weapon. This is in addition to a long list of other charges #13newsnow— Jemie Lee (@13JemieLee) December 6, 2017
Stay with 13News Now for more details on the case.