Man indicted in 2009 prison stabbing

Estill, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - A 41-year-old inmate at an Estill, SC, correctional facility has been indicted Thursday for plans to commit murder within the facility.

U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald says Ernesto A. Martin, 41, stabbed a fellow inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill numerous times last November during a card game.

Martin was indicted by a federal grand jury for assault with intent to commit murder. The maximum penalty Martin could receive is a $250,000 fine and an additional 20 year prison sentence.

The case was investigated by agents of the FBI.

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