Holes in prison cell walls discovered after inmate murder

Inmate Casey Pigge told investigators he killed his cellmate due to fear of retribution from members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang at the Lebanon Correctional Institution. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

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Inmate Casey Pigge told investigators he killed his cellmate due to fear of retribution from members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang at the Lebanon Correctional Institution. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

The hole in the wall between two high-security cells at Lebanon Correctional Institution was so large that killer Casey Pigge regularly shimmied through it so he could visit and play cards with the prisoners next door.

Covered with newspapers and obscured by hanging clothes, guards at the maximum security prison didn’t know there 2-foot by 2-foot gaping hole existed — until the day Pigge used a cinder block from the wall to bash in his cellmate’s head, according to an investigative report released by the Ohio Highway Patrol.

“Once the paper was taken down off the wall, we observed how large the hole was. The hole was between cell 2R5 and 2R4, and was big enough for a person to fit through,” investigators wrote.

Read the entire investigation HERE.

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