By Associated Press - Friday, September 22, 2017

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor has asked the state patrol’s SWAT unit to transport an accused three-time killer to an upcoming hearing.

Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford says she made the request because defendant Casey Pigge (pij) is a dangerous person.

Authorities say the 29-year-old Pigge killed a fellow inmate in a prison transport van in February. Wolford and Pigge’s defense attorney, Steve Larson, say Pigge is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in that killing on Sept. 27.

Pigge was previously sentenced to life without parole for the 2016 death of cellmate Luther Wade.

Pigge was in prison at the time serving 30 years to life for the 2008 killing of his girlfriend’s mother.

The Chillicothe Gazette first reported on the prosecutor’s transport request.

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