This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Greg Reinke. Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates, Reinke and Casey Pigge, in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)

Inmates charged in 2 Ohio prison knife attacks

October 23, 2018 - 12:57 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table.

The injured guard, Matthew Matthias, suffered 32 stab wounds and numerous internal injuries, was hospitalized for weeks and still hasn't returned to work.

Prisoners Casey Pigge (pij) and Greg Reinke were indicted Thursday in the Feb. 20 attack at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. The records listed no lawyers for them in the new cases.

Pigge is a three-time convicted killer who had boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison van.

Reinke is also accused of stabbing the four inmates in a different attack last year after he slipped out of handcuffs.

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