An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer has resigned after being charged with murder in the death of Rubyn James Murray.
Murray, 38, was in a physical altercation Wednesday at the Elmore Correctional Facility, which led to his death. The ADOC said after an initial altercation, he was placed into a holding cell for evaluation of minor injuries. That’s where two inmates gained access to him. He was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.
Murray was serving a 20-year sentence for a robbery out of Montgomery County.
Two inmates are also charged with murder.
“Based on evidence gathered so far, Correctional Sgt. Demarcus Sanders and inmates Fredrick Gooden and Stefranio Hampton have been charged with Murder,” ADOC stated in a press release. “Sanders, who has resigned his position with ADOC, is being held at the Elmore County Detention Facility without bond. The inmates remain in ADOC custody. Further charges and personnel actions are pending.”
Gooden, 60, is serving a 30-year sentence for theft of property II out of Jefferson County.
Hampton, 35, is serving a life sentence for first-degree robbery out of Montgomery County.
The FBI has been alerted about the death.
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