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Inmate charged with 2nd-degree murder in detention officer's death

A grand jury indicted Daniel Davitt for second-degree murder after his attack on Detention Officer Gene Lee in October resulted in Lee's death.
Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
Daniel Davitt

A man has been charged in the death of a detention officer in October. 

A grand jury has indicted Daniel Davitt for second-degree murder in the death of Gene Lee, a 6-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

The sheriff's office said Davitt attacked Lee without provocation while Lee was on patrol at Lower Buckeye Jail. 

Credit: 12 News

PREVIOUSLY: Detention officer dies after jail attack

Lee's death was the first time the sheriff's office lost a detention officer. 

A $1 million bond was ordered on Tuesday. 

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