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Nanaimo man charged with killing fellow prison inmate

A man from Nanaimo, doing time at an Alberta prison, has been charged with killing a fellow inmate. 

RCMP say 38 year old Ashley Baird has been charged with second degree murder, stemming from an incident at the Drumheller Institution on Wednesday. 

34-year-old Ryan Jeffrey suffered critical injuries in what they say was an unprovoked attack. He died in hospital. 

Correctional Service Canada says Jeffrey was killed in a medium security area. 

He was nearing the end of his 3 years and 5 months sentence for drug trafficking and weapons charges. 

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Baird is set to appear in court on February 11th.


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