Alabama inmate from Chambers County fatally stabbed; convicted robber now faces murder charge


Joseph Clark Holloway, left, died June 5, 2019 in a stabbing at Staton Correctional Facility. Demarcus Lashawn Baker, right, is suspected of the killing.


An Alabama inmate was fatally stabbed during a morning incident in Elmore.

Alabama Department of Corrections officers responded about 7 a.m. to an incident in one of the housing areas at Staton Correctional Facility.

The officers found 52-year-old Joseph Clark Holloway suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital, and later was pronounced dead from his injuries.

ADOC authorities have identified the suspect as Demarcus Lashawn Baker. He is 26.

Holloway was serving a 40-year sentence on a 1993 first-degree robbery conviction in Chambers County. Baker received a 20-year sentence in 2011 for first-degree robbery in Baldwin County. He now faces a murder charge.

Staton Correctional Facility is on temporary lockdown while ADOC agents continue their investigation.