- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A prisoner who authorities say killed his 23-year-old cellmate at the Saginaw Correctional Facility has been sentenced to 20-40 years in prison in the case.

The Saginaw News reports (https://bit.ly/2f8K2RA ) 24-year-old Timothy R. Dickerson earlier pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the Jan. 13 death of Jason Turnbull. He was sentenced Monday.

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 robbery and is formerly from the Alpena area, was transferred to another prison after the death.


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

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