(12/14/2007)
PRISON GUARD STABBED - A Huttonsville prison guard was stabbed repeatedly by an inmate. Kelly Turner, 28, had been working at the Huttonsville Correctional Center for six months when he was stabbed Wednesday.

Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein says inmate Steven Robinson asked Turner to retrieve some toilet paper, then attacked with a homemade knife when Turner turned his back.

The guard received 25 stitches for his wounds.

Robinson is in isolation at the prison, where he's serving a three- to 15-year sentence for first-degree robbery.

DRIVE-BY SHOOTING - A drive-by shooting at an apartment building at Institute left three residents shaken but uninjured.

Two women and one man were in their apartment when they heard gunshots outside. One of the shots hit an apartment window.

Neighbors and witnesses said a white four-door sedan was circling the block suspiciously just before the shooting. The car appeared to have at least four males inside.

Police collected shell casings from the roadway, about eight or nine shots were fired.

VICTIM NAMES KILLER - Beckley newspapers say some gasped and others wept silently Wednesday when jurors were shown a large knife with its blade bent at what appeared to be a 45-degree angle.

The instrument is the weapon used by Patricia Brown, 39, of Hinton. Brown is accused of stabbing 70-year-old Ruby Parker to death at Parker's home in Hinton in December 2006.

State Police Sgt. Jeff Cooper and former Hinton Police Chief Thomas Peale Jr., says Parker named Brown as her assailant as she bled to death in her living room.

"I've been stabbed by Patricia Brown," testimony said.


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