Michael Dutcher pleaded guilty to all charges in the bludgeoning of a correctional officer and registered nurse at Anamosa State Penitentiary. He was sentenced to two life prison sentences and another 50 years for other charges.
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Michael A. Dutcher, 28, previously said he would plead the slayings were in self-defense or defense of others, but court filings this week show he plans to plead guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and attempted murder.
Live video plus tweets from reporter Trish Mehaffey, who is in Jones County District Court for the sentencing hearing of Thomas Woodard. Earlier this month, Woodard pleaded guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and one count each of attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping for the March attacks on correctional officer Robert McFarland and prison nurse Lorena Schulte.
Kris Karberg has been deputy warden at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, S.D., for three years. In his 28-year career in security, he spent 10 years providing private security overseas in Southwest Asia, Belize and Afghanistan, where he was a contractor for the U.S. State Department.