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Man convicted of killing Billy Jack Gaither murdered in Alabama correctional facility


SPRINGVILLE, Ala. -The man convicted of murdering Sylacauga’s Billy Jack Gaither has been murdered in an Alabama correctional facility.

Steven Eric Mullins, 45, was convicted for the murder of Billy Jack Gaither in February of 1999. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, while serving out his life sentence at the St. Clair County Correctional Facility in Springville, Mullins was stabbed multiple times by a fellow prison inmate.

Mullins was airlifted to an area hospital where he was treated for multiple stab wounds.  Hospital officials reported that Mullins had died from his injuries on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The Department of Corrections’ Investigations and Intelligence Division is filing capital murder charges against 50-year-old Cristopher Scott Jones who is a suspect in the fatal stabbing.  Jones is serving a 25-year sentence for a 2011 murder conviction in Shelby County.

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