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Inmate Stabbed to Death in Scotland County Prison

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Gary N. Bell
LAURINBURG, N.C. — A Scotland Correction Institution inmate died Tuesday afternoon in a stabbing inside the prison, state correction officials said.

Gary N. Bell, 41, died from multiple stab wounds to his chest, DOC spokesman Keith Acree said.

Scotland County sheriff's deputies and the State Bureau of Investigation were looking into the killing, Acree said.

Bell was serving a 12-year sentence based on a Sampson County conviction as a habitual felon in 2002. He had numerous convictions in Sampson County, including breaking and entering, assault on a police officer, larceny and driving while impaired, according to Department of Correction records.

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