A Mississippi man tried to kill a fellow inmate in prison while awaiting a murder charge.
Now, he will never walk free again.
Recently in Mississippi, a Forest County Circuit Court Judge handed Laquon Akeem Fluker, 27, a life term in prison without the possibility of parole for the attempted assault of an inmate. He was sentenced under the state’s violent habitual offender law.
After a two-day trial, Fluker was found guilty and convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault while he was incarcerated at Forest County Jail for an unrelated charge.
In March 2021, Forest County Sheriff’s office got wind of Fluker’s conspiracy with five other inmates to assault another prisoner.
According to prosecutors, they planned to lure the unsuspecting inmate into one of the cells and attack him with shanks and other sharp contrabands. As a result, authorities stepped in and averted the plot before handing the case to the district attorney for prosecution.
The defendant had been in custody at the facility while awaiting trial for the 2020 homicide of Rhakim James. On May 24, 2020, Hattiesburg Police Department in Mississippi responded to the 110 Block of Franklin Street, where they found James dead in the road.
Six days later, Fluker and his co-defendant Veenesha Snow, 23, were arrested for murder, accessory after the fact of murder, and hindering prosecution reported WJTV.
In addition, the defendant had previously been convicted of robbery, arson and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility between 2014 and 2019.
“We work to enforce the law all across Forrest and Perry Counties, and that includes inside of our county jails. This offender has a consistent record of violence dating back to his teenage years. We will continue to work vigorously to keep violent offenders off our streets and make our communities safe,” said Forrest and Perry County District Attorney Lin Carter, according to WDAM.