Golden Grove inmate in guarded condition following weekend stabbing

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ST. CROIX - An inmate who was critically wounded in a stabbing at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on Saturday morning had been upgraded to guarded condition Tuesday afternoon.

Owen Browne suffered lacerations to the abdomen that required immediate surgery and was in critical condition this weekend.

The V.I. Corrections Bureau identified inmate Jamal Fahie as a suspect in that stabbing, although he had not yet been charged Tuesday morning.

There were reports of another possible stabbing - which would be the second in three days - at the prison on Tuesday morning, but the Corrections Bureau had not responded to requests for information about it by presstime.

The 911 blotter shows that dispatchers sent an ambulance to the prison at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday, and an assault was reported from the prison a little later. It was not clear if those reports involved the same incident.

Luis Hospital spokesman Samuel Baptiste said that a 19-year-old Golden Grove inmate who was brought in with superficial stab wounds Tuesday morning was in stable condition and expected to be discharged either Tuesday night or today.

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