Three inmates from the Lanesboro Correctional Institute have been indicted by an Anson County Grand Jury for the Sept. 28, 2012 murder of a fellow inmate; and the assault with intent to kill of a second inmate.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that because all three suspects are serving terms in the N.C. Division of Adult Corrections, the District Attorney decided to go straight to the Grand Jury. The three inmates are no longer at Lanesboro and will be brought to Anson County to have the indictments served on them.
The three inmates were identified as: Joel Coto Ortiz;, Julio Alberto Zelaya-Sorto and Gregoria Cortez Vazquez. All three were indicted for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder on inmate Wesley Eugene Turner Jr.; and assault with a deadly weapon (homemade shank) with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on inmate Christopher Keith Cook.
The Anson County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.