Meggan Callahan worked inside a North Carolina prison when she was beaten with a fire extinguisher according to recently released autopsy results. A pathologist at East Carolina University on Tuesday confirmed what was already suspected, Callahan died from blunt force trauma to the head caused a fire extinguisher.
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Craig Wissink, an inmate at Bertie Correctional Institution, beat Callahan in the head on April 26 after setting a fire in a trash can to draw her attention. When Callahan arrived with the fire extinguisher Wissink took it and beat her in the head with it. Wissink was in prison for first-degree murder and is now being charged again with first-degree murder for the death of Callahan. The pathologist, Dr. Karen Kelly, determined cause of death to be "traumatic head injuries due to assault with fire extinguisher."
According to a representative with the eastern regional medical examiner’s office, Callahan had thermal burns to the face, chest and left arm which confirmed the inmate threw boiling water on her before taking the fire extinguisher and killing her with it. Wissink has been serving a life sentence for murder since 2004 and it is unclear why he targeted the victim.
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