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2 workers killed in failed NC jailbreak to be laid to rest this weekend

The service for Veronica Darden was held on Saturday, and the service for Officer Justin Smith will be held Sunday. Smith was a correctional officer at the prison's sewing plant, where Darden trained about 30 inmates in making safety vests and other embroidered items, authorities said. (Photo: North Carolina Department of Public Safety via AP)

Services are planned for two workers killed during the attempted escape by prisoners who tried to burn, stab and slash their way out of the prison.

The service for Veronica Darden was held on Saturday, and the service for Officer Justin Smith will be held Sunday.

Smith was a correctional officer at the prison's sewing plant, where Darden trained about 30 inmates in making safety vests and other embroidered items, authorities said.

The pair were killed during an attempted escape from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, N.C. on October 12, 2017.

Four prisoners have been charged with murder in their deaths.

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