PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) – New evidence regarding an explosion at a Pensacola jail will be presented to a grand jury and it might blow the case wide open.

State Attorney Bill Eddins said that his office, state investigators and federal authorities have found new evidence revealing a crime was committed. The grand jury will begin considering the case on Sept. 30.

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It was first reported that the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak. It left a corrections officer paralyzed, two inmates dead and nearly 200 others injured.


Inmates at the prison reportedly smelled gas hours before the explosion occurred.

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Eddins has said criminal negligence charges are possible.

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