Corrections officials are still trying to determine what led one inmate to stab another Tuesday night.
The fight occurred just before 5:30 p.m., when a 27-year-old Native American inmate stabbed his cell mate multiple times in the arms and back, said Steve Gehrke, spokesman for the Utah Department of Corrections. The two had shared a cell for about four months.
The victim, a 26-year-old Latino man incarcerated on an aggravated robbery conviction, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was still being treated Wednesday morning. Gehrke said the victim is expected to survive.