Inmate pleads guilty in Miss. prison riot

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has pleaded guilty to participating in a deadly prison riot in Mississippi.

One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez. The prison holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the U.S.

Yoany Oriel Serrano-Bejarano pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Natchez.

Serrano-Bejarano will be sentenced June 4. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

A complaint filed by an FBI agent says he assaulted a guard and helped other inmates climb onto the roof of a building where correction officer Catlin Carithers was beaten to death.