- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida inmate has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for strangling another inmate at a Florida county jail.

The Ledger reports that 48-year-old Javier Medina Perdomo was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Authorities say Perdomo strangled Joseph Dawes at the Polk County Jail in September 2015 just minutes after the two men were put in a cell together. The men didn’t appear to know each other before the attack.

Perdomo had been arrested 11 days before the attack on a sexual battery warrant.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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