- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A man serving a prison sentence for ordering the killing of another man has pleaded guilty to causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Syracuse hospital by breaking a sprinkler while in custody.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/1HqRznk ) that 35-year-old Lewis Swift pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that included criminal mischief.

Police say Swift was in custody in August 2013 when he climbed on a bed at Upstate University Hospital and struck a sprinkler, causing it to release a large amount of water that caused more than $4,000 in damage to the ceilings on two floors and computer equipment.

Swift is serving 25 years to life in prison for ordering the killing of a Syracuse man who was beaten to death in April 2012. Authorities say Swift was a gang leader at the time.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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