SLED investigating inmate's stabbing death

Danen (Source: Lieber Correctional Institution)
Danen (Source: Lieber Correctional Institution)

COLUMBIA, SC (SCDOC) - The S.C. Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.

Danen Laval Johnson received multiple stab wounds inside a dormitory at the prison about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause.

The incident also is being investigated by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

Johnson was serving a life sentence for robbery. He was convicted in Charleston County.