"Dolphins Suck" Comment Leads to Death of an Inmate

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Defending the pride of the Miami Dolphins to the death is something the current roster hardly seems interested in, but one fan is accused of killing a Dolphins detractor. Though, both the assailant and the victim were already behind bars at the time.

The incident took place at South Bay Correctional Institute, a privately operated facility in Palm Beach County in October.

Twenty-eight-year-old inmate Willie Smith apparently was repeatedly taunting 42-year-old Vincent Lee, and the night before the murder told him that "the Dolphins suck."

On October 16, sometime after 6:30 in the morning, Lee entered Smith's cell with a padlock attached to a black belt and hit Smith in the head. Lee had a one-and-a-half foot shiv in his waistband, though it's not clear if he used the weapon. Lee was able to clean up much of the blood and flushed a sheet down a toilet before being detained by guards.

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Smith died eight days later. He was serving a life sentence for armed robbery and burglary. Lee was serving a 30-year sentence for drug charges and robbery.

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