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Suspect in triple murder accused of assaulting corrections officers

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George Slaughter (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) George Slaughter (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections awaiting trial on murder charges is in trouble again after police say he injured corrections officers during a scuffle. 

According to the arrest report, it happened Sunday morning. Police say George T. Slaughter "became combative with corrections staff" and bit one officer on the arm, causing a deep puncture wound. The arrest report states that Slaughter also caused "another officer to knock a cap off his tooth and injure his knee." 

Slaughter was arrested in February and charged with murdering three people in a home on Wheeler Avenue on Feb. 13, 2016. 

Slaughter has already served time in prison for killing a man man in 2007. He was 17 years old when he shot and killed 18-year-old Bobby Sweatt. He was sentenced to ten years in prison, but was released after serving five.

Slaughter is now facing additional charges of assault and wanton endangerment. He is being held on a $1 million full cash bond. 


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