Inmate death ruled a homicideInmate died of multiple stab wounds
Warren — The death of inmate Micah Boland Feb. 28 at the Maine State Prison in Warren has been classified as a homicide, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland issued a press release March 1, saying detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit have been working with prison officials since Friday evening investigating the circumstances of the death.
"Detectives believe Richard Stahursky, 35, is responsible for Boland’s death," McCausland said. "There is more work on the case, but after consulting with the Attorney General’s Office, we anticipate Stahursky will be charged with murder early next week."
Boland, 37, had served 6 years of a 22-year sentence for Gross Sexual Assault. Stahursky was serving multiple sentences for a number of convictions.
The autopsy determined Boland died from multiple stab wounds, but no other info is being released on the cause of death or where in the prison the stabbing took place.
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