published Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Two inmates charged in Hays State Prison homicide

Two inmates have been charged with murder for an inmate killed Friday at Hays State Prison.

Nathaniel Reynolds, 30, was killed Friday outside in the prison’s courtyard, confirmed Jerry Scott, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Calhoun office.

This is the third inmate killed at the prison near Trion, Ga., in a month’s time. Derrick Stubbs was found dead in protective custody on Dec. 19 and Damion MacClain was strangled in his bed Christmas night.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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