- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

FREELAND, Mich. (AP) - A prisoner who authorities say killed his 23-year-old cellmate at the Saginaw Correctional Facility has been charged with murder.

The Saginaw News reports (https://bit.ly/1Mb9xQ9 ) 24-year-old Timothy R. Dickerson faces an open murder charge in the Jan. 13 death of Jason Turnbull.

Dickerson was charged Monday and a video arraignment is planned. The court in Saginaw County says Tuesday he didn’t yet have a lawyer on record.

Prison staff responded at the prison near Freeland to an assault taking place in a cell. Turnbull was found unresponsive and pronounced dead later that night. Turnbull was serving a minimum of 10 years for criminal sexual conduct convictions in Livingston County.

Dickerson, who was serving time for unarmed robbery, was transferred to another prison after the death.

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Information from: The Saginaw News, https://www.mlive.com/saginaw


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