Seward inmate arrested for attempting to cut the throat of fellow prisoner

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Published: Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:12 AM AKDT
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A man in Seward imprisoned for a previous felony assault conviction has been remanded again, and charged with trying to murder a fellow inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward.

According to Alaska State Troopers, investigation revealed Rickey Sizemore, 57 of Seward, used a "homemade cutting instrument" and attempted to murder a 54-year-old Seward man while the two were imprisoned together. Troopers have so far only identified the victim with the initials "L.S."

The attack took place last year on December 22, when Sizemore used the cutting instrument in his attempt to slit the throat of L.S. The exact nature of this cutting device has not yet been released.

At that time, troopers responded to the case, and said that L.S. suffered "minor injuries" at the hands of Sizemore. In addition to inflicting the injuries, authorities said Sizemore made statements that his intentions were not only to harm L.S., but to kill him.

Prosecutors in the Kenai District Attorney's Office determined Wednesday they would file new charges against Sizemore, including first degree attempted murder.