A 50-year-old Georgia prison inmate has been charged with the strangulation death of an inmate a Baldwin State Prison on Christmas Day, The Union-Recorder has learned.
The murder was the second at the state prison near Milledgeville during 2019.
The accused inmate has an extensive criminal history dating back to the late 1980s.
A warrant charging Albert B. Glover with murder was taken out by Georgia Department of Corrections Office of Professional Standards Special Agent Nathan Adkerson. The warrant was obtained from Baldwin County Associate Magistrate Herby Black.
Glover is expected to be taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center Monday for fingerprinting and photographing. He is being taken to the county jail for such processing because the murder happened in Baldwin County, authorities said. Afterward, Glover will be taken back to an undisclosed prison and held pending the disposition of the latest charge against him.
Glover, who is known by several aliases, is accused of strangling to death Michael Dawson sometime between 12:01 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2019, according to a copy of the warrant viewed Friday morning by the newspaper.
After reportedly manually strangling to death Dawson, Glover allegedly placed a ligature around the victim’s neck, cutting off his oxygen supply, which resulted in the death, according to the warrant.
Dawson was pronounced dead at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Mary Chandler, agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 6 Office in Milledgeville, said at the time of the death that GBI agents worked the crime scene. Other aspects of the investigation were handled by agents with GDC.
Dawson was serving a 20-year sentence following a 2001 conviction in Polk County Superior Court on charges of aggravated assault and rape. He also was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction he received in 2008 in Chatham County Superior Court in Savannah.
In an unrelated murder case at Baldwin State Prison last year, David Michael Watson was killed there on June 5.
Two other inmates have been charged with Watson’s murder.