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Hazelton inmate convicted on charges of killing another prisoner

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CLARKSBURG, West Virginia — A federal inmate has been convicted on charges of killing another prisoner.

The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/T1m3XI ) reports 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 Andrews were charged with killing 28-year-old fellow inmate Jesse Harris 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.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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