Prosecutors seek death penalty against man charged in corrections officer’s death

Craig Wissink, left, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Meggan Callahan, right. (N.C. Department of Public Safety/Photo provided by Jessie Haywood)

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty the man accused of killing a Bertie County correctional officer.

Craig Wissink is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Meggan Callahan back in April at the Bertie County Correctional Institution.

Investigators say Wissink lured Callahan into his cell by starting a fire, then bashed her with a fire extinguisher.

District Attorney Valerie Asbell announced Wednesday that she was seeking the death penalty against Wissink.