4 inmates charged in jailhouse beating of triple-murderer Douglas Garland

Four men facing assault charges in relation to Douglas Garland beating
WATCH ABOVE: Four men are facing assault charges in connection to the jail house beating of convicted killer Douglas Garland. Nancy Hixt has the latest on the inmates charged and reaction.

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Four inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre have been charged with the jailhouse beating of convicted triple-murderer Douglas Garland.

Global News has confirmed Brandon Richards, 34, Michael Bohdan, 30, Connor Skipper, 20, and Tristan Thom, 18, are all charged with aggravated assault.

Court records confirm the four co-accused were in remand for a variety of charges.

Richards was in custody accused of a number of charges, including assault with a weapon.

Bohdan was in custody also charged with a list of offences, including shop break and enter and theft.

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Skipper was being held in custody, charged with numerous offences, including sexual assault.

Thom was being held on another criminal matter.

The four accused will appear in court March 9.

Alberta Justice declined to comment on the charges but said an internal investigation is already underway and will review the incident in its entirety.

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Garland was rushed to hospital by ambulance on Feb. 17 night in stable, non-life-threatening condition suffering from “soft tissue injuries” according to EMS.

Sources told Global News the 57-year-old was in a common area of the provincial jail when he was attacked from behind by four inmates. He received multiple blows to the head and midsection.

The incident was captured on CCTV at the Calgary Remand Centre.

Watch below: Douglas Garland was rushed to hospital Feb. 17 after being beaten by fellow inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre

Douglas Garland rushed to hospital after jailhouse beating: sources
Douglas Garland rushed to hospital after jailhouse beating: sources

Garland was brought to the centre for the trial. He was previously in a segregated unit in a facility outside of the city.

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Alberta Justice said an internal investigation will be conducted. Calgary police are also investigating.

Garland received an automatic life sentence after a jury convicted him Thursday of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathy Liknes.

READ MORE: Douglas Garland guilty of 3 counts of first-degree murder in deaths of Nathan O’Brien and grandparents

Justice David Gates found Garland captured, restrained, tortured, killed, dismembered and burned the bodies of Nathan, Alvin and Kathy.

Gates handed down consecutive periods of parole ineligibility for the maximum of 75 years on Feb. 17.

Watch below: Douglas Garland sentenced to life, no parole for 75 years 

Douglas Garland receives life without parole for 75 years
Douglas Garland receives life without parole for 75 years