Federal Corrections Officer Dead After Prison Attack
CANAAN TOWNSHIP -- A prison guard was killed by a prisoner Monday night at the federal prison in Wayne County, according to federal authorities. Prison officials said Eric Williams, 34, of Nanticoke was assaulted by a prisoner with a homemade weapon at the United States Penitentiary Canaan near Waymart. The Lackawanna County Coroner released the autopsy results Tuesday evening saying Williams death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head and neck in addition to multiple stab wounds. he cause of death was officially ruled as a homicide.