|Inmate accused of murdering DOC staff member now in Pueblo court|
|By chieftain.com- Tracy Harmon|
An inmate accused of murdering Colorado Department of Corrections Sgt. Mary Ricard and wounding another officer during a Sept. 24, 2012, attack made his first appearance in Pueblo District Court Wednesday on a change of venue.
Miguel Contreras-Perez, now 39, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Ricard, 55, at the Arkansas Valley prison in Ordway.
Contreras-Perez also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the attack on Sgt. Lori Gann, who survived. He also is charged with possession of contraband for allegedly having a knife and a razor blade.
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