East Texas Prison Guard Attacked By Inmate

An East Texas prison guard is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by an inmate with a razor-blade. It happened in Anderson County Saturday night at the Coffield unit.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says 46-year-old Robert Turner attacked 22-year-old April Colburn from behind. She was cut from her lower lip to her chin, on her neck, and around the jaw line. She has had surgery and is now in stable condition.

Turner was also taken to a hospital. Officials say after he attacked Colburn, he cut his own wrist with the razor blade.

Turner is serving a life prison sentence from Dallas County.