Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate’s death

October 18, 2021 GMT

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of Pittsburg died on Saturday, the KBI said.

Corrections officers were alerted Saturday afternoon and found Martinez suffering from severe injuries in a common are in the jail pod. He died later at a Joplin, Missouri, hospital.

An autopsy is pending.

Video surveillance showed Wood attacking Martinez, the KBI said in a news release.

The investigation is continuing. No further information was released.

The KBI investigates all deaths at the state’s jails and prisons unless the deceased inmate was under the regular care of a physician or the death was from natural causes.