PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An SCI Greene inmate is charged with killing his cellmate.

Raphael Spearman, 24, of Philadelphia, is accused of strangling and killing cellmate, 22-year-old Ronald Yarbough of Cresson back in January, according to the Uniontown Herald-Standard.

Yarbough was serving time for aggravated bodily injury to an officer and Spearman was serving time for multiple incidents, including burglary, the newspaper reports.

Both were living in an area of the prison specifically for inmates with mental health issues at the time of Yarbough’s death, according to the Herald-Standard.

SCI Greene officials did not comment.

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