CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A convicted murderer faces more prison time for strangling his cellmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland.
The Cumberland Times-News reports that an Allegany County jury convicted Brian Cotter, 25, of second-degree murder in the death of Lewis Thompson Jr.READ MORE: Bowie Shaken After Possible Tornado Leaves Uprooted Trees, Power Outages
The verdict came last Tuesday.
Investigators say Cotter strangled Lewis at the state prison in December 2011. They say he then staged the scene to make it look like the 57-year-old victim had committed suicide.READ MORE: Several Houses In East Baltimore Will Be Torn Down Over North Avenue Sinkhole, Mayor Says
Cotter is already serving a life sentence for the 2007 first-degree murder of fellow Dundalk resident Raymond Zubrowski.
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