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June 16, 2014

W.Va. inmate convicted of killing fellow prisoner

— CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal inmate has been convicted on charges of killing another prisoner.

The Exponent Telegram reported that a federal jury in Clarksburg found Kevin Marquette Bellinger guilty of second-degree murder and murder by an inmate serving a life sentence on Monday.

The 33-year-old Bellinger faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. A sentencing date hasn’t been set.

Bellinger and 33-year-old co-defendant Patrick An-drews were charged with killing 28-year-old fellow inmate Jesse Harris at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton on Oct. 7, 2007.

Prosecutors said Harris was stabbed 22 times.

Andrews’ trial is scheduled for May 2015.

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