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Inmate accused of trying to kill MSOP employee


February 8, 2019

George Mack Jr.

A sex offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake is accused of trying to murder an employee at the facility.

George Mack Jr., 42, was charged with premeditated first-degree attempted murder as well as fourth-degree assault in Carlton County Sixth District Court Thursday, Jan. 31. Bail was set at $500,000. Mack was moved to the Carlton County Jail from MSOP, which offers services and treatment for people who are committed by the court as a sexual psychopathic personality or a sexually dangerous person.

According to the criminal complaint, here's how the incident unfolded:...

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