Inmate dies after stabbing

February 6, 2008 1:38:08 PM PST
An investigation is underway into the apparent stabbing death of an inmate Tuesday afternoon at Scotland Correctional Institution.

Inmate Gary N. Bell collapsed on the floor with multiple stab wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead by a prison doctor at 1:22 pm.

Bell, 41, was serving a 12-year sentence after being convicted in Sampson County as a habitual felon.

Inmate Edward Wiley confessed to the killing and is charged with first-degree murder. Wiley, 25, is a sex offender currently serving a 15-19 year sentence for statutory rape.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Scotland County Sheriff's Department are investigating.

More charges against additional inmates are expected to be filed.