The inmate killed in a West Virginia prison assault Sunday evening was Eugene Robert Anderson – a former Marietta College professor. Anderson was serving more than 100 years for sex crimes against children at the state’s maximum security prison in Fayette County.
The 66 year old was killed around 6 pm Sunday night. The prison was placed on lockdown following the assault. State police are investigating. No charges have been filed so far.
(Editor’s Note: At the time of Anderson’s trial in 2003, I was working for the Marietta Times and my fellow reporter Andrea Hannon was providing award-winning coverage of the case from the courtroom and beyond. This puts a period at the end of that sentence forever. )