The state Department of Correction allowed reporters to see video of an August prison cell fire set by Timothy E. Helms, who was sentenced to three life terms after a fatal drunken-driving accident in 1994. Helms suffered severe brain damage at Alexander Correctional Institution in August after setting a fire in his cell. Medical records indicated Helms suffered a beating that resulted in a fractured skull and extensive bleeding in his brain. The video shows Helms being taken from his cell to a shower area and then being carried from the cell block moments later. DOC officials say there is no video from the shower area.
DOC releases prison fire video
Submitted by travislong on 05/01/2009 - 18:15
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