AUGUSTA (WJBF) – An inmate is facing new charges as the Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a murder that took place at Augusta State Medical Prison.
The incident happened March 30th at the medical prison located at 3001 Gordon Highway in Grovetown.
60-year-old Amos Huff was pronounced dead at 11:11 pm at the prison.
Officials tell us they believe his death to be the result of injuries sustained during an altercation with another inmate, Johnathan Randy Fesperman.
Fesperman has since been charged with Murder.
The warrant states that Fesperman strangled Huff with a sheet.
Fesperman was already serving time for a 2016 armed robbery. On January 23 of that year, Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies arrested then 19-year-old Fesperman and 19-year-old Taylor Diane McNamara in connection with several crimes.
Rock Hill authorities had been searching for the two suspects for crimes they committed including, Armed Robbery, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of a Firearm. Both were also wanted in McDuffie County for armed robbery at a Marathon convenience store.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details in this developing story.