WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A former inmate at a Massachusetts maximum security prison has been convicted for his role in a prison brawl that followed the stabbing of a guard.
Soksoursdey Roeung was sentenced to up to 23 years Tuesday after he was convicted in a jury-waived trial in Worcester Superior Court of charges including armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a correction officer.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that the charges stemmed from the June 2012 stabbing of 28-year-old Nathan Beauvais, a guard at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.
Beauvais was stabbed in the neck by Roeung's cellmate using a prison-made knife. Prosecutors say Roeung then assaulted Beauvais and another guard.
The blade narrowly missed Beauvais' spinal cord and he remains out of work, likely disabled for life.