Corrections Employee Bernard Fancher

Corrections Employee Bernard Fancher

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1960

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Bernard Fancher

Corrections Employee Fancher, an assistant athletic director at the State Prison of Southern Michigan, was stabbed to death by a prisoner described as having a long grudge against him. According to witnesses, Fancher was sitting at his desk when a prisoner approached him swinging a baseball bat. Fancher and another employee ran from the office, but Fancher fell over a wheelbarrow. The prisoner immediately fell upon Fancher and stabbed him 13 times.

The prisoner, who was serving a life sentence for murder, was declared insane and sent to the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Earlier in the year Fancher fired the prisoner from his cleanup job at the gymnasium for being loud and abusive.

Bio

  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Committed

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Rest in peace Corrections Employee Fancher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2020

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