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Inmate convicted of killing dad faces charge of head-butting officer

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Aug. 10, 2020 at 8:28 a.m.

DRAPER — A man serving time at the Utah State Prison for killing his father now faces a charge of head-butting a corrections officer.

Omar Carmona, 31, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with assault by a prisoner, a third-degree felony.

According to charging documents, on July 15 corrections officers were moving Carmona from one area of the prison to another, when an officer noticed that Carmona was leaning forward. The officer grabbed onto Carmona’s arm and asked him what he was doing. That’s when Carmona “lunged his head” into the officer’s mouth, the charges state.

When he was returned to his cell, Carmona was heard making statements such as “I’m a (expletive) murderer and you need to know what murder is,” according to the charges.

When he was interviewed the next day, Carmona said he “felt like the officers were pushing him around and he decided to head-butt the officer,” according to charging documents.

Carmona was convicted of manslaughter and aggravated robbery in 2018, being found guilty but mentally ill, in the 2016 death of his father. He was sentenced in January 2019 to up to life in prison.

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