Convicted robber fatally stabbed inside N Carolina prison

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WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Outside investigators are looking into the slaying of a North Carolina inmate.

The state Department of Public Safety said Sunday that 49-year-old Scott Whitmeyer was stabbed to death Saturday night inside an inmate dormitory at Columbus Correctional Institution near Whiteville.

The medium-custody prison is on lockdown while the Columbus Sheriff’s Department investigates.

Officials say Whitmeyer was stabbed repeatedly with a homemade weapon.

Whitmeyer was convicted in Cumberland County in 2014 of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. He was projected to spend the next decade behind bars.

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