- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ALBION, Pa. (AP) - A preliminary hearing for a northwestern Pennsylvania prison inmate charged in the stabbing death of another inmate has been delayed because the defense attorney says the suspect is delusional.

The Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1IN0cKe ) says that’s why Tuesday’s hearing for 25-year-old Trevon Coleman was postponed indefinitely.

State police allege that he stabbed 33-year-old Job Knighton of Erie on Feb. 10 with a homemade weapon at the State Correctional Institution at Albion. Police say Coleman then “body-slammed the victim head-first into a concrete floor and stomped on his face.”

Knighton died at a hospital five days later.

Defense attorney Bruce Sandmeyer says he was trying to schedule a mental health evaluation. An earlier hearing was also postponed because Sandmeyer said Coleman appeared delusional an unable to discuss the case.



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Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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