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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Officials release identy of Illinois prison inmate shot and killed during hostage incident

8-24-2010 Illinois:

The identity of an prison inmate killed during a hostage-taking incident in Pinckneyville has been released.

His name is Alonje Walton.

Police shot and killed Walton nearly seven hours into a stand-off in which he held a 62-year-old female prison employee hostage at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in southern Illinois.

Walton, 37, was serving time for the aggravated criminal sexual assault and kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl in 1995.

The exact cricumstances of how he took and held the hostage are under investigation. ..Source.. by Deborah O'Malley

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