Man imprisoned for murdering WV mayor accused of killing inmate

ELKINS — The man convicted of murdering War Mayor Thomas Hatcher in 2014 is now accused of killing a fellow inmate.

The Inter-Mountain reports a criminal complaint says Earl Click was covered in blood and readily admitted to killing Allen Longwell on Wednesday at the Huttonsville Correctional Center.

The complaint filed by State Police Trooper R.C. Watson says Longwell was found on his back with multiple stab wounds. A long metal rod that had been filed to a point was found nearby.

Click is charged with first degree murder. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

In 2014, Click was found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy in Hatcher’s death. He was sentenced to life in prison with the recommendation of mercy and one to five years of incarceration.

— The Associated Press

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