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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 18, 2018

FCI-Berlin Inmate Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for 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, was sentenced to serve an additional 24 months in federal for assaulting another inmate with a box cutter. 

 

            According to statements made in court 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.

 

            The defendant previously pleaded guilty on September 26, 2017.  The sentence will run consecutive to the defendant’s current federal prison sentence for possessing a firearm.

 

            The case was investigated by the staff at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant United States Attorney Donald Feith prosecuted the case.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
18-012
Updated January 18, 2018