- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A Utah State Prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of his cellmate.

Mario Lucero was charged Wednesday in the Feb. 10 death of 23-year-old Julio Guerrero.

The 33-year-old Mario Lucero is accused of beating and suffocating his cellmate during a fight in their cell.

Guerrero was serving time for a parole violation following a 2010 robbery, while Lucero is serving a sentence of 15 years to life in prison for the 2013 beating death of a man in St. George.


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