Two inmates die over weekend at Alabama state prison

Published 10:47 am Monday, October 3, 2022

Two Alabama inmates died over the weekend at one Alabama state prison, officials reported Monday, one of the deaths was at the hands of other inmates.

A 30-year-old inmate, Denarieya Letrex Smith, was serving a life sentence for an attempted murder conviction from Covington County, Jefferson County Coroner’s Office officials said.

Smith was apparently assaulted by other inmates and died of what the coroner’s office described as “sharp force injuries.” Smith’s death is being investigated as a homicide, officials said.

In an apparently unrelated death, Timmy Wilson, 66, who was an inmate at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility was found dead in his cell. Officials say it appeared that Wilson, who was serving a life sentence for a rape conviction in Covington County, Alabama, died of natural causes.