COLUMBIA, S.C. Two convicts each serving a life sentence for #killing a mother and her child have been charged with #murder in the strangulation deaths of four inmates inside a South Carolina prison – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReports – Apr.09: Denver Simmons and Jacob Philip lured each of the four inmates into a cell at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia on Friday morning, then worked together to attack and choke them, according to arrest warrants released early Saturday.

#AP Two convicts serving life sentences charged with murder in the deaths of four inmates in a South Carolina prison.

Two of the inmates were also beaten or stabbed with a broken broomstick, according to the warrants released by State Law Enforcement Division agents.

The attacks took place within 30 minutes, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a statement Saturday.

One inmate was choked with an electrical cord, while another had his chest pressed down while he was being strangled. The cause of death for the other two inmates was also strangulation, Watts said.

The warrants gave no reason for the attacks. They did say there…

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