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04Dec

Man Used Bed Sheet to Strangle Cellmate at State Prison in Mercer

MERCER, PA —

A man serving time at the state prison in Mercer County is accused of strangling his cellmate with pieces of a torn bed sheet, according to state police.

Investigators say Darl Heverly, 35, will be charged with criminal homicide and other crimes in connection with the Dec. 2 murder of inmate Jason Kelly, 35, state police in Mercer said.

Police say the incident occurred in a restricted housing unit at the State Correctional Institute Mercer.

Heverly, of Millmont, Union County, received a 30- to 60-year prison sentence in 2007 after pleading guilty to robbery, kidnapping and burglary, according to court records.

Kelly, of Pittsburgh, was serving a five- to 10-year sentence for burglary and theft.

 

BY: Tony Larussa

PUBLISHED: TribLive

LINK: https://triblive.com/local/regional/police-man-used-bed-sheet-to-strangle-cellmate-at-state-prison-in-mercer/

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