Guard Killed at Telfair State Prison
A small town in shock Friday after Thursday night's fatal attack of a corrections guard in Telfair County.
Officials say an inmate assaulted the guard around 7:30 Thursday night at the Telfair State Prison in Helena.
The guard has been identified as 46-year-old Larry Stell. He was an 11 year veteran of the corrections system.
Law enforcement sources tell WGXA that Stell was stabbed by an inmate and died on the way to the hospital. Stell's body is at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.
The GBI and the Department of Corrections continue to investigate the killing.
Stell and his wife, Paula, lived in Helena, where Stell was active at the Helena Baptist Church and frequently dropped by area nursing homes to play music for the residents.