• Mass. inmate gets up to 23 years for guard attack


    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.

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