Two men will spend decades longer in prison after being found guilty of a 2017 stabbing that left a fellow inmate in the Bibb County Correctional Facility dead.

On Wednesday, Dominique Covin pled guilty to stabbing and killing Cedric Robinson in the prison in 2017, according to District Attorney Michael Jackson.

One of Covin's partners in the crime, Roderick Delaune, was then found guilty of murder after a jury trial that concluded Thursday.

Robinson, 33, was approached by Covin, Delaune and two other inmates in the dorms of the Bibb County Correction Facility in September of 2017. The group then allegedly stabbed Robinson several times.

A report from WBRC Fox 6 stated that Robinson was "transported to the Bibb Medical Center where a doctor pronounced him dead."

The WBRC article added that a second inmate was involved in the altercation and sustained non-life-threatening stab wounds. Authorities recovered makeshift weapons as well.

All four inmates were serving time for robbery convictions, but only Covin and Robinson were ultimately charged with murder for the killing.


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"The jury deliberated for about three hours," Jackson said. "These killers ambushed the victim and stabbed him to death -- they will now have the rest of their life in prison to think about it."

Delaune will be handed a sentence after authorities complete a pre-sentence investigation and report.

Bibb County Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway sentenced Covin to 30 years in prison.

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