A woman who stabbed a man at the Flashbacks bar in Raleigh last year was found dead in her cell Wednesday at the state's Southern Correctional Institution in Montgomery County, and officials said she had hung herself.
Dominique Gail Worrell, 26, was serving 33 to 52 months for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury for stabbing a man in the early morning hours of Sept. 29, 2014. Police had arrested her at the bar at 4004 Capital Boulevard about two hours after the incident.
Worrell’s sentence also covered felony breaking and entering and felony larceny charges from November 2013. A Wake County court convicted her of all three charges in March of this year.
The state Department of Public Safety said correction officers found Worrell hanging in her cell a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday. She was declared dead 20 minutes later.
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Prison medical staff and EMS workers were unable to revive her, prisons spokesman Keith Acree said.
Prison officials turned the investigation over to police in Troy. The announcement did not disclose what Worrell used to hang herself.
Worrell gave officials a Greensboro address when she was arrested on a trespassing charge in Raleigh about six weeks before her conviction. She had no permanent address when police charged her with the stabbing.
Worrell was on probation and was listed as an absconder when the Flashbacks attack happened. She had been convicted in March 2014 of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in Wayne County in 2011 and given a suspended sentence.
Flashbacks was the scene of a fatal shooting in January 2014, and state ABC officials suspended the bar’s liquor license then. Raleigh police said at the time that they had responded to numerous calls about shots being fired, fights and other incidents since the bar got its license in October 2011.