Gang activity suspected in fatal stabbing of inmate at state prison in Florence
Investigators believe an inmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence was killed Saturday as part of a gang conflict after he was found with multiple stab wounds.
The Arizona Department of Corrections is investigating the death of 30-year-old Christopher Bendel as a homicide.
Officers and medical found Bendel unresponsive at 9:03 a.m. in a large, outdoor recreation enclosure and attempted lifesaving measures. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 10:14 a.m.
While all inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the Pinal County... read more
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