(Smyrna, DE) -- Of the 18 inmates charged in the deadly Vaughn prison riot, one is claiming responsibility for masterminding the uprising. Dwayne Staats took the stand Tuesday and admitted to facilitating the riot last year, citing deteriorating quality of life issues behind bars that he said were ignored for too long. Staats testified the takeover was "absolutely necessary," but said the murder of correctional officer Lieutenant Steven Floyd wasn't part of his plan. Staats is charged with murder, kidnapping, conspiracy and rioting.
Source: 24/7 News