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WNCC offers grief counseling tomorrow for community

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A grief counselor will be on hand starting tomorrow at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff for anyone looking to talk about Amanda Baker, the 24-year-old Scotts Bluff County Correctional officer who was nearly killed last Friday by an inmate.
Baker, who attended WNCC, was declared brain dead Friday afternoon by doctors after being strangled by a 15-year-old inmate overnight on Friday.

Anyone seeking counseling is invited to visit the campus near the main building Monday morning.
The college's president Dr. Todd Holcomb says the community is "deeply saddened and shocked" by this incident.

Authorities say the inmate, Dylan Cardeilhac has been charged with attempted murder following the incident.

On Friday, Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner said he expects that Cardeilhac will be facing a new charge of attempted first degree murder this week at the Scotts Bluff County Court.

Cardeilhac has been placed in isolation following the overnight incident.

An investigation is still ongoing.

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