Ala. inmate killed in stabbing, another takes his own life in separate incident

One inmate was killed by a fellow prisoner and another took his own life in the Alabama jail


Carol Robinson
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

BRENT, Ala. — Two more Alabama prison inmates are dead, one who took his own life, and another killed by a fellow prisoner.

The Alabama Department of Corrections on Thursday announced the deaths of Rashaud Dederic Morrissette, 24, and Quinton Ashaad Few, 27.

Morrissette, who was serving a three -year sentence on a third-degree burglary conviction in Mobile County, was found unresponsive in a housing area about 11:45 a.m. Friday.

ADOC spokesman Bob Horton said medical staff performed CPR on Morrissett but were unable to revive him. Authorities are not releasing additional details of the incident pending an ongoing investigation and an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Lawyers representing state inmates in a federal lawsuit over mental health care say the Alabama Department of Corrections is not doing enough to reduce a suicide rate they say is four times the national average over the last year.

Few, Horton said, is the victim of a homicide that happened Tuesday at Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. The slaying happened about 2 p.m. Few, serving a 20-year sentence for 2019 conviction on first-degree robbery, was stabbed to death.

Terence Griffin, 31, has been identified as a suspect in the stabbing. Griffin, who is serving a life without parole sentence on a 2011 murder conviction in Tuscaloosa County, now faces a capital murder charge.

Griffin pleaded guilty in 2011 to the 2008 killing of 33-year-old Rodrecus McGhee, court records show. Griffin was initially charged with capital murder in McGhee’s death which happened during a robbery of drugs and money.

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©2019 Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

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