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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pollock Prisoner Sentenced To 80 Months In Prison For Assaulting Fellow Inmate

ALEXANDRIA, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that John Waller, 41, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to 80 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attacking a fellow inmate with a makeshift knife at the U.S. Penitentiary at Pollock, La.  A federal jury found Waller guilty on September 17, 2013 after a two-day trial.

At the trial, it was established that on March 28, 2010, Waller stabbed a fellow inmate repeatedly with a makeshift knife.  The assaulted inmate received puncture wounds to the upper body and was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The attack was recorded by the prison’s video recording system.  Waller is currently serving a 320-month sentence on narcotics and weapons charges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015