- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana prison inmate has been convicted of fatally stabbing a fellow inmate as the two men were fighting in a prison segregation unit.

A Madison County jury convicted 31-year-old Clarence Parsley of murder and possession of a dangerous device in the May 2011 killing of 27-year-old Timothy P. Knapp.

His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

Parsley testified that he forget he was holding a knife when he was temporarily blinded by mace a guard sprayed on him as the pair were fighting in the recreation area of a segregation unit at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

The Herald Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1KMcK2V ) that after learning that Knapp had died from his wounds, Parsley told prison officers it was never his intention to kill him.

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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