SCRANTON (AP) — A federal prison inmate has been indicted in the stabbing death of a guard at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison earlier this year.
Prosecutors said a federal grand jury in Scranton returned an indictment Tuesday charging Jessie Con-Ui, 36, with first-degree murder in the Feb. 25 slaying of corrections officer Eric Williams.
Authorities allege that Con-Ui struck Williams repeatedly with a sharpened weapon in a premeditated attack at the Canaan Federal Correction Complex in Waymart.
Con-Ui was serving a drug-trafficking sentence and also faces life in a 2002 Arizona murder. Officials say he could face the death penalty in the guard’s murder.
Con-Ui has since been moved to the federal Supermax prison in Colorado.