Inmate stabbed to death at Augusta State Medical Prison

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – UPDATE: Demarvin Bennett is a suspect in the stabbing death of inmate Ali Tanner.

Tanner (pictured below) was sentenced to life without parole in 2015 in Bibb County for a felony murder.


An inmate is dead after a stabbing at Augusta State Medical Prison Friday evening.

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Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says the body is being taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy tomorrow morning.

Joan Heath with Georgia Department of Corrections tells us the victim has been identified as Ali Tanner.

Tanner was sentenced to Life Without Parole in 2015 in Bibb County for Felony Murder.

The investigation is being conducted by the GDC’s Office of Professional Standards

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.


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