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Donaldson inmate killed

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JEFFERSON COUNTY - AL -

    An inmate held at the Donaldson Correctional Facility has died in an apparent homicide.

    Steven Newell died early Thursday morning.  He was serving an eight year sentence for assault and theft.

    The Department of Corrections says Newel was stabbed during a fight with another inmate.  He was pronounced dead in the prison's healthcare unit.

    The other inmate, James Bennett, was serving a life term for three counts of assault, and other charges.

    Newell's death remains under investigation.