Atlanta, Ga. (CBS46) – An Atlanta mom is wondering how this is possible.
She said police called, saying her son had been stabbed to death at the Fulton County Jail.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies said they were investigating an incident that involved three detainees and resulted in the death of one detainee.
CBS46 News has reached out to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for more information on the inmate’s death and if any charges are filed.
As of Friday afternoon, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office told CBS46 it is not releasing any further details at this time.
Chandra Toland said: ‘It’s unreal, I just spoke to him yesterday, his last words were ‘mom I love you’.
She said early Friday morning she received another call, this time from the police.
“He said, ‘I’m sorry to call you that but your son was killed last night,'” Toland said.
She said police told her 32-year-old son Dino Walker had been stabbed and died by another inmate.
She said her son is at the Fulton County Jail on domestic violence and gun charges and is waiting for his case to go to court.
“He’s the type of guy that lets you know if anything’s going on with him,” says Victor Pharms, Dino’s brother.
His family said Dino did not mention he was worried about his safety while in prison.
This death comes just weeks after the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office told CBS 46 that an inmate sneaked a knife into the prison after he was arrested and stabbed a deputy several times.
The deputy survived but earlier this month the Fulton County Sheriff said there was a bigger problem going on in the prison system
Police Chief Patrick Labat said: “We’ve been talking about that for months, everything from prison overcrowding, to really making sure we keep and hire the women and men we’re working with. good to get involved in our law enforcement community,” Police Chief Patrick Labat said in early September. “But to get there, we just need to make sure our steps are followed. and we will continue to tighten that.”
Toland said: “He was always smiling, he had a beautiful smile.
Toland says nothing can bring that smile back, but she says she deserves an explanation as to why her son was killed under county supervision.
“He is in the Fulton County Jail, they are responsible for his safety. They had to keep him safe the whole time he was there, and they failed him,” Toland said.
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