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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FCI-Berlin Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Another Inmate With A Box Cutter

          CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Audie Cruz-De Los Santos, 40, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty today to assaulting another inmate with a box cutter. 


          According to statements made during the change of plea hearing and documents filed with the court, Cruz-De Los Santos assaulted another inmate from behind and slashed the neck of the inmate using a box cutter.  The video surveillance system at FCI-Berlin captured Cruz-De Los Santos placing an object in a recycling container located within the unit where the assault took place.  Prison staff retrieved a blood stained box cutter from the container immediately after the assault.  The assaulted inmate was treated at Androscoggin Valley Hospital and then transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock for surgery to treat the wound.


          Sentencing has been scheduled for is January 18, 2018.


          The case was investigated by the staff at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith.





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