Oct. 23, 2019
Inmate killed at Huttonsville Correctional Center
W.Va. – A Huttonsville
Correctional Center inmate was fatally assaulted Wednesday.
Eugene Longwell, 53, was found unresponsive on the floor of his housing area at
around 3 p.m. with apparent stab wounds. A makeshift weapon possibly used in
the assault was found at the scene.
immediately began providing medical assistance, and EMTs were summoned as well.
The inmate was pronounced dead about a half-hour after he was found.
of Corrections and Rehabilitation investigators and State Police are at the
facility, and a potential inmate suspect has been identified. Further details
are not expected until charges are filed or the investigation is concluded.
of New Martinsville, was convicted in November 1996 in Wetzel County and
sentenced the following month on incest, first-degree sexual assault and child
abuse by a parent resulting in injury charges. He faced a minimum discharge
date of July 2021.
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