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Neb. Corrections Officer Killed in Attack by Inmate

A Scotts Bluff County, Neb. corrections officer was declared dead Sunday after being attacked by a teenage inmate early Friday morning.

Officials say that Corrections Officer Amanda Baker was strangled by 15-year-old Dylan Cadeilhac around 2 a.m. Friday, according to The World Herald.

Baker was declared brain dead Friday afternoon and kept on life support until her organs could be donated for transplant.

Cardeilhac has been jailed since early December on charges of armed robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. The young man was in isolation in the juvenile detention portion of the facility at the time of the attack.

Officials say that he is expected to be charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday

The 24-year-old corrections officer was hospitalized after the attack and the Scotts Bluff County Attorney's Office had been updated by 3:20 p.m. that physicians had declared her brain dead.

Baker had worked at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center since June 30, 2012, in both the adult and juvenile corrections facilities.

Funeral services are pending at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Department are investigating the incident.

Officer.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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