Capital murder suspect accused of killing corrections officer transferred to Abilene

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The man accused of killing a corrections officer back in 2016 has been transferred to the Taylor County Jail, according to jail records. 

Dillion Gage Compton, 21, was transferred on Friday. 

Compton is set to soon stand trial in the death of Officer Marianne Johnson from July 2016. 

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Compton. 

Officer Johnson was found unresponsive in the kitchen area of the French Robertson Unit in Abilene around 3:00 a.m. the morning of July 16, 2016.

A press release said Compton, “who was assigned to the kitchen area, allegedly attacked Officer Johnson when she entered a storage area near the kitchen.”

The TDCJ said Compton was serving time at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene after he was convicted on an Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 charge issued out of Dallas County in December of 2011.

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