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Man accused of killing mother, trying to kill brother charged with allegedly attacking correctional officer

  MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A correctional officer was attacked by a man being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on homicide charges, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say Kervin Pierce, 25, of Milwaukee threw the correctional officer to the ground and continued to choke the officer until three other inmates helped subdue Pierce until other correctional officers could arrive on the scene. The attack lasted about 15 seconds.

Pierce is currently in custody for first degree homicide and attempted first degree homicide charges after investigators say he killed his mother and tried to kill his brother. He is also being charged with strangulation and suffocation.

 Pierce was additionally charged with battery by a prisoner for the attack on the jail correctional officer.

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