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State Prisoner Shot While Attempting To Escape, Dies

Posted July 11, 2001

— Prison guards at the Southern Correctional Institute near Troy in Montgomery County shot and killed inmate Jody Osborne as he was trying to escape on Friday night.

The 22-year-old inmate had scaled a fence at the prison when he was shot twice about 8:25 p.m.

Osborne made it about 100 yards outside the prison fence before being captured. He died about 30 minutes later at a local hospital.

Osborne was serving a sentence of 27-plus years for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, among other charges. He had been convicted in Guilford County last December.

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