- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah prisoner has been ordered to stand trial for the death of his cellmate, who was killed just one month before he was set to be released.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2mAJLxf ) that 38-year-old Timothy Patrick Maez was ordered Thursday to be bound over to be tried for aggravated murder in the death of 33-year-old James Charles Corbett at Utah State Prison in Draper.

Maez is accused of using a pen, a spork and a bedsheet to stab and strangle Corbett on Aug. 10.

Both Maez and Corbett were in a facility for inmates with mental health needs. The shared a cell in a section for inmates who were stable.

Maez was serving time for attempted kidnapping and retaliation against a judge. Corbett was in prison for child sexual abuse.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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