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Man sentenced to 42 years in prison for killing fellow inmate at Bennettsville prison

A judge sentenced Phillip Stackhouse, 35, to 42 years in prison Thursday after a jury found him guilty of killing a fellow inmate last February at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville where they were both serving time, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers. (WPDE file)

A judge sentenced Phillip Stackhouse, 35, to 42 years in prison Thursday after a jury found him guilty of killing a fellow inmate last February at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville where they were both serving time, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers.

Stackhouse was an inmate at the prison when he stabbed Oliver Johnson, according to officials.

Johnson died from injuries suffered in the stabbing.

Johnson was incarcerated for armed robbery out of Sumter County and was sentenced to 10 years.

Stackhouse was serving a 13-year sentence on an assault and battery with intent to kill charge out of Dillon County.

The SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigated this death at the request of the SC Department of Corrections, according to SLED Communications Director Thom Berry.

Evans Correctional Institution is a level two state prison.

Level 2 facilities are medium-security institutions with single fenced perimeters and electronic surveillance, level 2 institutions provide a higher level of security than level 1 facilities, according to the SC Department of Corrections website.

Stackhouse has to serve 85 percent of his prison sentence before he's eligible for parole.

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