Easter, who as stabbed in the side, abdomen and chest around 12:30 p.m., died around 3:00 p.m. at a Memphis Hospital which is about 40 miles northeast of the unit. Sgt. Easter was 12 year veteran with the department.
The prisoner accused of stabbing Easter was moved to the state's maximum security unit at Varner. Neither the inmate's name nor gender was released.