Homicide investigation underway after inmate killed at French Robertson prison unit


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An investigation is underway after an inmate was killed during a homicide at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene this weekend.

Quinton Thompson, 35, was found lying on the floor of his jail cell unresponsive Saturday night, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

Thompson’s cellmate, George Badillo, Jr., 32, was immediately restrained and removed from the cell.

Despite multiple life-saving measures, Thompson died at the prison’s medical unit just after 10:30 p.m. 

TDCJ says the Office of the Inspector General launched an investigation and has ruled Thompson’s death a homicide.

KTAB and KRBC asked TDCJ if Badillo is facing any charges in connection to this homicide, but as of 5:05 p.m Tuesday, no response had been received. 

BigCountryHomepage will update this article once additional information is released. 

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