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Two Fed Med Inmates Indicted for Attacks Within the Walls

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two men who are being at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, are accused in two attacks that happened inside the prison.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two men who are being at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, are accused in two attacks that happened inside the prison.

Federal prosecutors say the attacks were separate and unrelated - one resulted in the death of a fellow inmate.  The second was a stabbing of one inmate by another.

The grand jury in Springfield returned the indictments Wednesday.  The first was against Jerry Scott Hill, 43, accusing him of voluntary manslaughter.  Hill allegedly killed another inmate, Cyprian Adoh, during a fight by pushing his head into a wall. The resulting brain injuries caused Adoh’s death, prosecutors say.
 

The second indictment is against  Dean Kinningham, 51.  The indictment accuses him of assault with the intent to commit murder.  He is accused of allegedly assaulted another inmate, Gary Brown, by stabbing and slashing him with a razor blade on June 4, 2014.

Hill is currently serving a 262-month sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Kinningham is currently serving a 262-month sentence for armed pharmacy robbery.





News release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri:

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two inmates of the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., have been indicted, in separate and unrelated cases, for murdering one inmate and assaulting another.
 
USA v. Hill
 
Jerry Scott Hill, 43, was charged with voluntary manslaughter in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hill allegedly killed another inmate, Cyprian Adoh, during a sudden quarrel in the heat of passion by pushing his head into a wall. The resulting brain injuries caused Adoh’s death.
 
Hill is currently serving a 262-month sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, with a release date of Jan. 24, 2029. Adoh was serving a 70-month sentence for Medicaid/Medicare fraud.
 
USA v. Kinningham
 
Dean Kinningham, 51, was charged with assault with the intent to commit murder in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Kinningham allegedly assaulted another inmate, Gary Brown, by stabbing and slashing him with a razor blade on June 4, 2014.
 
Kinningham is currently serving a 262-month sentence for armed pharmacy robbery, with a release date of March 31, 2030. Brown is currently serving a 170-month sentence for conspiracy to possess crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, with a release date of Feb. 25, 2015.
 
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
 
These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. They were investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
 


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