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SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania prison inmate has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his cellmate.
State police said 25-year-old Joshua Perry was found dead Tuesday under the bed in his cell in State Correctional Institution-Somerset.
Troopers said he had his hands tied behind his back and a sheet around his neck and died of apparent blunt-force trauma.
Twenty-five-year-old Dale Wakefield is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and assault by prisoner.
Perry was serving a 5½- to 11-year term on aggravated assault and child endangerment convictions in York County in connection with injuries to a former girlfriend’s toddler.
Wakefield is serving a life term without parole in the 2013 stabbing death of a homeless veteran near a suburban Philadelphia train station. Court documents don’t list a defense attorney.
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