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Six Former USP Hazelton Inmates Sentenced On Assault Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Six former inmates at the United States Penitentiary at Hazelton, West Virginia, were sentenced in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that:

ANTHONY YOUNG, age 35 and CARLTON ROBINSON, age 35, were each sentenced to 120 months imprisonment; LEO HACKETT, age 36, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment; ANTOINE GILES, age 32 and DASHEAN BRADLEY, age 36, were sentenced to 60 months imprisonment; and, DEMETRIUS PALMER, age 31, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment

YOUNG, ROBINSON, HACKETT, BRADLEY and PALMER entered pleas of guilty to “Conspiracy to Commit an Assault on Another Inmate.” YOUNG, ROBINSON and BRADLEY, as well as GILES entered pleas of guilty to “Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.” YOUNG and HACKETT also entered pleas of guilty to “Providing a False Statement.”

On October 14, 2006, YOUNG, ROBINSON, HACKETT, GILES, BRADLEY and PALMER attacked another inmate at USP Hazelton. YOUNG assaulted the victim and held him as GILES and BRADLEY stabbed him multiple times. The victim died from his wounds.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Hazleton.

Updated January 7, 2015