Three inmates charged with murder at Lee Correctional

Three inmates charged with murder at Lee Correctional

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Three inmates have been hit with various charges following an incident at Lee Correctional Facility in Bishopville that left one inmate dead and another seriously injured.

Quintin S. Lumpkins, Terrance Griffin, Michael R. Wylie, Jr. have been charged with the murder of A.E. Kingratsaiphon, an inmate who had been serving a life sentence on murder charges since 1999.

According to SLED warrants, all three men entered Kingratsaiphon's cell and stabbed him and a second inmate, identified as Anthony Major, multiple times with "homemade edged weapons."

Major was stabbed multiple times and taken to a nearby hospital for "life-saving" procedures.

Prison records show 29-year-old Terrance Griffin has been disciplined more than two dozen times - seven of them for having a weapon - since he was sentenced to 30 years for voluntary manslaughter in Charleston County in 2006.

Also charged with murder are 27-year-old Michael Wylie Jr., serving 16 years for attempted murder from York County and 20-year-old Quintin Lumpkin, serving 15 years for attempted armed robbery and assault from Orangeburg County.

The three inmates have also been charged with attempted murder.

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