Inmate fatally stabbed in Barbour County prison

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Alonzo Muntez Sykes (Photo: ADOC)

BARBOUR COUNTY, Ala. –  A prison inmate was fatally stabbed on Tuesday at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton.

The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed that prison officials found Alonzo Muntez Sykes, 29, unresponsive around 4:45 p.m. inside a facility dorm with multiple stab wounds. Medical staff administered CPR but Sykes succumbed to his injuries and a physician pronounced him dead at 5:00 p.m.

Steven Allen Moore (Photo: ADOC)

Officials have identified Steven Allen Moore, 33, as a suspect and authorities say they recovered a weapon he used in the stabbing. The motive for the stabbing remains unclear at this time.

Sykes was serving a 20-year sentence on a 2008 first-degree robbery conviction in Jefferson County. Moore was sentenced to 20-years in 2005 after being convicted of distributing a controlled substance in Morgan County.

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