Stabbing at WRDCC leads to Murder charge

Lawrence Logan Murder

An inmate in the Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph has been charged in connection with stabbing a fellow inmate to death.

Lawrence Logan, 39 is charged in Buchanan County with a felony for murder in the second degree.

According to court documents on Dec. 9 at 9:09 the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the WRDCC to investigate the death of an inmate, Christopher DeBoe, 39 after he was stabbed multiple times.

“The suspect,” said Corporal D. L. Lyle. “Was observed by a staff member with what appeared to be blood on his pants.”

Lyle said Logan was then seen inside a dayroom bathroom a short while after where blood covered items and a sharpened metal object was found.

“Metal object which appeared to have been shaped into a knife like weapon. The object also had what appeared to be blood on it,” Lyle said.

An autopsy determined DeBoe’s death as a homicide from multiple stab wounds.

The charge of second degree murder carries a sentence of 10-30 years or life if convicted.

An arraignment for Logan has not yet been set.