W.Va. inmate convicted of killing fellow prisoner

By The Associated Press

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A federal inmate has been convicted on charges of killing another prisoner.

The Exponent Telegram reports 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 Bellinger, 33, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. A sentencing date hasn’t been set.

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

Prosecutors say Harris was stabbed 22 times.

Andrews’ trial is scheduled for May 2015. If he is convicted, prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.

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