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More information released about fatal inmate attack at Scotts Bluff County Detention Center

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Court documents reveal that the juvenile inmate accused of killing a 24-year-old corrections officer tricked her into coming into his cell moments before a deadly attack.

15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac is charged with first degree murder in the death of Amanda Baker.

The arrest affidavit says that Cardeilhac had talked Baker into coming into cell J-130 to look at something on the floor. At one point Baker had her back turned to Cardeilhac, and he jumped on her back and began choking her from behind.

The affidavit says that the two fell to the ground, and Cardeilhac continues to have both arms wrapped around her head and neck. For over one minute Baker struggles to get him off by attempting to stand up and kick her legs.

All movement stopped, and Baker appeared to lose consciousness. Cardeilhac stayed on top of her and continued to apply pressure to Baker's neck for approximately one and a half minutes after she went limp.

The affidavit says the attack lasted approximately two minutes and thirty-seven seconds.

After the attack, the video shows Cardeilhac takes the facility keys off Baker's belt and exited the room. he then opened and entered multiple cells that housed other juvenile offenders.

Another corrections officer noticed numerous doors open to the cells and knew something was wrong and found Baker lying on the floor of one of the cells. She was unconscious but still breathing. The corrections officer secured the open cell doors and found Cardeilhac hiding in one of the cells and was placed in isolation.

Staff then performed CPR on Baker until Valley Ambulance arrived. She was transported to Regional West Medical Center and was declared brain dead around 3 p.m. on Friday. Physicians say she died on Sunday afternoon.

Cardeilhac will be arraigned on the charge of first degree murder this afternoon in Scott Bluff County Court.

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