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Man serving life sentence on murder conviction stabs two CT correction officers

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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A man serving a life sentence on a murder conviction stabbed two correction officers at a prison in Newtown early Tuesday, state officials said. Joe Baltas, 35, who has a history of assaulting correction and public safety officers, reportedly used a sharpened toothbrush as a makeshift knife to stab one Department of Correction officer in the neck and the other in the torso as he was being escorted from one part of the Garner Correctional Institution to another at about 8:25 a.m., according to the DOC. Both injured officers were...

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