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Anatomy of a Prison Murder (2002)

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A black inmate was held down and stabbed 67 times by 2 white inmates at Utah State Prison in 1994 – the incident was captured on prison surveillance cameras…  “Anatomy of a Prison Murder” is an incredible HBO documentary that examines that details of that incident through the eyes of the prosecutor, the prison officials, the family of Lonnie Blackmon and Troy Kell and Eric Daniels, the two white killers …

Troy Michael Kell (born June 13, 1968) is an inmate on death row in Utah. Troy Kell was sentenced to life in prison by the State of Nevada for the 1986 murder of James “Cotton” Kelly. Shortly after his conviction he was transferred to the Utah State Prison as part of a prisoner exchange program. On July 6, 1994, Troy Kell attacked and killed inmate Lonnie Blackmon at the Utah Department of Corrections Gunnison facility, stabbing Blackmon a total of 67 times while his associate, Eric Daniels, held Blackmon down. Kell was sentenced to death by firing squad for his part in the murder. Once in prison, Kell became a white supremacist gang leader. Prior to the attack on Blackmon, Kell had been involved in race-related altercations with several black inmates, including Blackmon.  The murder was captured on the prison security closed-circuit TV camera”… Wikipedia


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