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Maryland State Police

Police probe slaying of inmate at western Maryland prison

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating the killing of an inmate at a state prison near Cumberland.

Shane Simms, 24, was stabbed by at least one inmate Wednesday in an outdoor recreation area of the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution, police said Thursday.

Police say they've identified another inmate as a suspect, but he hasn't been charged.

Investigators recovered several homemade knives from the scene, police said.

Court records show that Simms was serving a 10-year sentence for a 2014 conviction for attempted second-degree murder in Baltimore.

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