Inmate Charged With Killing Another Inmate At MCI

The Medical Examiner said the victim died from blunt force trauma.



Pikesville, Md (KM) An inmate at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown is charged with the murder of a fellow inmate. State Police say Thomas Cole, 39, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and assault charges based on a criminal indictment filed by the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The charges follow¬† the death of Ronnie Harris, 56. . Inmate Harris was found unresponsive in a housing unit on Mary 29th, State Police say.. He was transported to a hospital where he died a day later. The State Medical Examiner ruled Harris’ death a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

Maryland State Police says their Homicide Unit conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigation Unit.


By Kevin McManus