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Inmate stabbed to death at Lee Correctional Institution

The incident happened during a fight Monday night at the facility in Bishopville.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An inmate is dead after being stabbed to death at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. 

According to a press release sent out by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), 41-year-old Marco Siara Sanders was transported to a local hospital, after being stabbed during a fight with other inmates.  

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Two other inmates were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. 

A fourth inmate was treated for minor wounds at the institution. 

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The SCDC Office of Investigations and Intelligence and S.C. Law Enforcement Division are investigating the death as a homicide. An autopsy will be performed. 

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