Guard's death called a 'hit' for corrupt officers
Court papers cite account by witness to state police
By Greg Garland | Sun reporter
February 29, 2008
A witness told state police investigating the stabbing death of a corrections officer at a Jessup prison that corrupt guards involved in contraband smuggling "ordered the hit" on Officer David McGuinn, according to papers filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
The allegation - the first public suggestion that McGuinn might have been set up by other officers - is contained in a motion filed by defense attorneys for Lamarr Harris, one of two inmates charged with killing McGuinn on July 25, 2006.
The legal motion to produce evidence does not say whether the unidentified witness was a corrections officer, an inmate or someone else. State police homicide investigators interviewed the witness in the weeks after McGuinn was killed.
Frankly, I suspect this is true. This really speaks for itself.