- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - An inmate at a federal prison in West Virginia has been indicted in another inmate’s death.

A federal grand jury in Clarksburg indicted 36-year-old Marricco Sykes on a first-degree murder charge Tuesday. Sykes is an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Hazelton.

The Exponent Telegram (https://bit.ly/1OMReuM) reports Sykes is accused of strangling 60-year-old Hazelton inmate Zakii Wahiid on Nov. 6.

Prosecutors say the charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Sykes was due to be released from Hazelton later this month after serving a sentence of more than 18 years for carrying a firearm during two 1997 armed robberies in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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