This past Thursday, inmate Deltra Henderson escaped from the David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish. Henderson eventually broke into the assistant warden's home and murdered his 17-year-old step-daughter, Amanda Leigh Carney.

Henderson way discovered missing from the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer Thursday around 1:40pm, according to A manhunt ensued from the Department of Corrections, the Louisiana State Police, and Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s deputies.

Henderson stole a car, and eventually barricaded himself inside of the assistant warden's house, located on the prison grounds. A shootout followed, and the when it was over, Henderson was shot and killed, and Amanda Leigh Carney was found tragically stabbed to death in a wooded area on prison grounds.

"Attempts were made for Henderson to surrender, but he refused, and opened fire on officers who had surrounded the building and nearby area.

Officers returned fire, and Henderson was shot and killed. At some point after Henderson escaped, before he barricaded himself, he took the female stepdaughter of an assistant warden who lived on prison property hostage."

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Amanda's family and friends.

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