TDCJ Inmate Indicted on Murder Charge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/1/08

TDCJ Inmate Indicted on Murder Charge

Source: TDCJ Source: TDCJ
Richard Barraza (Source: TDCJ) Richard Barraza (Source: TDCJ)

He was serving a two-year sentence for deadly conduct, but will now be tried for murder.

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Jason Lee Bailey Tuesday for the murder of his cell mate.

Officials at the Montford Unit found 48-year-old Richard Barraza unresponsive on December 8, 2007. He had been severely beaten, and died at University Medical Center.

Authorities say Bailey hit Barraza - knocking him unconscious. He then allegedly continued to beat Barraza with either his foot or his knee - crushing the bones in his face.

Authorities say this was not the first time Bailey fought with a cell mate, but say he'd never attacked one before.

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