Semajs Short was seventeen years old teen killer when he took part in a shooting that claimed the life of a two year old toddler has been murdered in a North Carolina prison. According to court documents Semajs Short and a group of accomplices shot up a home in retaliation for another murder that took place earlier that day. Semajs Short would plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentence to 31 years in prison. However Semajs Short would be attacked by a group of inmates at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor and would later die from his injuries. Three other inmates were also injured in the attack
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A North Carolina prisoner convicted of murdering a toddler died Tuesday afternoon after he was assaulted by “a number of other offenders,” officials said.
Semajs Short, 24, was attacked in the housing area at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor just before 2:15 p.m. First responders performed life-saving measures, but he died less than a half-hour later, a news release from Department of Public Safety spokesperson John Bull said.
Three other prisoners were hurt in the group assault. They were taken to an outside medical facility with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening, the release said.
The prison was under a modified lockdown as investigators worked to figure out what happened. No staff members were injured, DPS said.
Windsor police and the State Bureau of Investigation are handling the incident. DPS said it is cooperating and will seek criminal prosecution against any prisoners involved in the altercation.
Short pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of a 2-year-old girl in 2017, according to reports. He was 17 years old at the time of the murder. He was serving a 31-year sentence and was scheduled to be released in May 2042, DPS said.
Short has more than two dozen infractions on his DPS record, including gang involvement, lock tampering, and fighting with weapons
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A man serving a 31-year sentence for murder was attacked and killed by a group of offenders inside a North Carolina prison Tuesday, authorities said.
Semajs Short was attacked in a housing area inside Bertie Correctional Institution by a number of other offenders at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, the NC Dept. of Public Safety said.
Prison first responders performed life-saving measures until local paramedics arrived at the scene and also worked to resuscitate Short, authorities said.
Short was pronounced dead by paramedics at approximately 2:37 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials said three other offenders were injured during the group assault and were taken to an outside medical facility for treatment of minor injuries.
Windsor Police and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the deadly incident. The Department of Public Safety said it will seek criminal prosecution against any offender involved
The prison was placed on modified lockdown as investigators worked to discover more about what happened and why. No prison staff were injured, authorities said.
Short was convicted of second-degree murder in Halifax County on April 3, 2017. He was serving a 31-year sentence. He was projected to be released on May 7, 2042.