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Authorities: Convicted murderer behind jail attack

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FORT WAYNE -

Authorities say a man sentenced last week to the maximum sentence of 65 years in prison for murder was the inmate who assaulted and seriously injured a confinement officer at the Allen County Jail.

Sheriff's department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel says 18-year-old Deadrian Boykins will be charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, a class C felony. He was sentenced Friday for the April slaying of 17-year-old Elijah Freeman in Fort Wayne.

Tinkel says the confinement officer, Quinton Greer, remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition following the Christmas morning attack. Tinkel says Greer has worked three years as a confinement officer.

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