Jackson, Miss –Ricardo Gonzalez-Porras, a federal inmate from Mexico, pled guilty today, before U.S. Senior District Judge David C. Bramlette, III, to second degree murder, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, announced.
The offense occurred on May 20, 2012 at the Adams County Correctional Center. During the riot, several correctional officers were assaulted and one Correctional Officer (CO) died as a result of injuries he received during these assaults. Other COs were taken captive and held hostage for several hours by participants in the riot. Total damage to ACCC was estimated to be $1,305,142.00.
U.S. Senior District Judge David C. Bramlette, III will sentence Gonzalez-Porras on April 7, 2015. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Pat Lemon and Jerry Rushing are prosecuting the case.