Former Ala. guard: Supervisor said kill inmate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former prison guard who has pleaded guilty in an inmate beating says the prison supervisor instructed officers to kill inmate Rocrast Mack.
Former correctional officer Scottie Glenn testified Monday on the opening day of testimony in the trial of former Lt. Michael Smith in Montgomery. Smith is accused of fatally beating Mack in 2010 and conspiring to cover up the death.
Glenn said a female officer radioed that an inmate had jumped her and she needed help. Then he said Smith radioed a short while later for officers to make sure they killed Mack.
The defense said Smith was responding to an officer's call for help and was doing his job based on limited information.
Glenn has pleaded guilty to violating the inmate's civil rights and conspiracy.