A 26-year-old man, who was serving 11 years in prison for the 2008 shooting death and robbery of a 54-year-old Aynor man, was killed at a Bennettsville prison, according to authorities.
Jamie White, 26, of Sellers was stabbed to death Sunday at Evans Correctional Institution, said Marlboro County Coroner Time Brown.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating White’s death as a homicide, but additional details had not been released, Thom Berry, a SLED spokesman, said Wednesday.
White had been moved to the prison in September, according the S.C. Department of Corrections, but it was unclear why he was moved.
White and three others , Paige Furniss, 28; Luther Oxendine, 27; and Stacey Johnson, 32, pleaded guilty in October 2010 to charges related to the death of Ronald Rabon, who police said was lured from an Aynor bar and shot to death. Prosecutors dismissed murder charges against the four.
Charles Andrew Skipper, 30 of Dillon pleaded guilty in September 2010 to murder and armed robbery in the case and was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder and 30 years for armed robbery. Skipper pleaded guilty before the start of his trial with Crystal Turner.
After a week-long trial, Turner, 32, was convicted of accessory before the fact of armed robbery in the planning of the robbery of Rabon. She was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
The group, who authorities called the “Aynor 6,” testified against Turner during her trial and said they lured Rabon from Easy’s Bar and Grill on U.S. 501 outside of Aynor to an area along Tobacco Leaf Lane. They stole his wallet, money and cell phone before Skipper shot Rabon. Garbage truck drivers found Rabon’s body on the side of the road early Aug. 14, 2008.
At White’s sentencing, Tracy Rabon, Ronald Rabon’s only daughter and eldest of his three children, told Circuit Court Judge Steven John that her father’s life was taken for $600.
"Without them I would not be standing here before you today," she said during the hearing on Oct. 14, 2010. "The four defendants assisted in the armed robbery and murder of my dad."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.