Inmate death ruled a homicide

Inmate died of multiple stab wounds
By Staff | Mar 02, 2014

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.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Maine DOC | Mar 02, 2014 10:04

Wow another one?!!! Seems to be happening a lot more often for some reason. What is different in the last three or four years? Policies, administration, staffing levels, prisoner levels? Is this part of the new rehabilitation program? How many incidents does the press not know about? How many officer assaults are happening? Are our correctional institutions really providing the service the citizens of Maine are paying for? Are these murders the results of evidence based policies? Can we as a community expect prisoners that are released from our institutions to be rehabilitated or just simply educated on more ways to be violent?



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