Shocking security camera video
from inside a jail in London, Ontario.
Video that shows a murder
that the guards apparently did not notice.
Tashauna Reid is here with the story
and the video that you will see for the first time.
What does it show us, Tashauna?
Well, it's pretty difficult to watch, Heather.
This is the case of 32-year-old Anthony George
who is now serving a life sentence
for the death of his cellmate Adam Kargus.
And this new video was ordered released by
a judge and shows Kargus being beaten and choked
by his cellmate in his cell.
The two of them are locked together
in that particular cell
that we just had a circle around.
And then you see a jail guard actually walking
by at one point in this video
and checking to see that all the doors are locked.
But inside that particular cell--
so, there's that moment we're talking about--
but inside that cell as he's walking by
George can be seen through the window punching
and kicking and stomping and choking Kargus.
So inmates at this time also were bragging--
sorry, banging and yelling
on their own cells,
but then at this point the next morning,
George actually drags the body from the cell.
And as you can see, many inmates around without
jail guards taking notice
and he leaves the body in the shower area
which is a common area for all of the inmates.
So this video was taken from a security camera
from one of the common areas,
but as you can see, a lot happening here.
And it shows that George over the days
that they had obtained the footage,
it shows George physically interacting
with Kargus on six different occasions
and on four of those occasions,
he actually puts Kargus into a chokehold.
And I want to show you a still image, as well.
There's only one at one point do we see guards
and as you can see, he's holding him
in a chokehold.
So George was scheduled for trial in particular
for this-- this case,
but pled guilty just three weeks
before the trial was set to begin
and is now serving this life sentence.
So life sentence, what were the repercussions
for the jail where this happened?
Well, of course, I mean, there were a lot
of questions as to why these two inmates
who clearly had issues
were even in the same jail cell together.
George is also a known violent offender.
Now, the court actually heard from a nurse
who said that she suspected that he might
have been under the influence of alcohol
that same night
and that was actually fact
because George admitted in court
that he was under the influence,
that he had been drinking
what is called jailhouse brew,
or what is commonly known as jailhouse brew,
which is an alcoholic concoction
that some of the prisoners make.
He also smoked a cigarette
that was laced with drugs.
So she had flagged that
and reported it to guards,
but instead the guards decided
to deal with the issue the next day
and then it was too late.
They said it was because of a staffing shortage.
Now, another question is why guards
did not respond to the beating.
There were a number of different alter--
or interactions between these two inmates
that were caught on a closed circuit camera
and that beating also lasted for about an hour
with the inmates making noise.
So a lot of questions as to what the guards did
and did not do during this particular case.
The judge ordering this video to be released
so people can see the fuller picture.
Heather: All right Tashauna,
thank you very much.