Youth Detention Officer Charged With Murder After Juvenile Dies In ‘Fight Game’

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On Tuesday, 30-year-old correctional officer Thomas Lee Hicks was charged with second-degree murder, violation of an oath of office, and two counts of second-degree cruelty to children.

The charges come after a juvenile died after being a part of a “fight game” in front of him, last week.

The incident occurred on August 9, at Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center, in Waycross, Georgia. The juvenile was taken to a medical facility and was declared deceased.

Hicks was terminated from his job and is being held at the Ware County Jail.



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