ATLANTA -- A federal inmate who was scheduled to be released in Feburary 2012 was sentenced to 20 more years in prison for trying to strangle a guard with a rope because the corrections officer was black, according to federal officials.
Morgan Siler, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia was serving time for committing a series of robberies of convenience stores in Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office stated.
Silar, who arrived at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta in 2008, had said he was going to attack the first Black guard that he saw that day, federal authorities stated.
Siler and the Black corrections officer had never met each other.
Silar who is white had been convicted on June 1, 2012 of trying to kill the corrections officer, federal officials indicted.