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Man charged with killing fellow inmate at Indiana prison

February 28, 2019

An Indianapolis man serving a 60-year sentence for murder has been charged with killing a fellow inmate at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

The Herald Bulletin of Anderson reported 34-year-old Devon L. Sterling is charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner in the death of Ezekiel Jones of Fort Wayne. Authorities said Jones died after being stabbed in the neck July 11.

Court records don’t list a lawyer for Sterling.

The attack was captured on video surveillance. An affidavit says investigators believe Sterling stabbed Jones “in retaliation for Jones stabbing Sterling over an incident at the shower” in 2017.

Sterling was imprisoned for a 2007 fatal shooting at a block party. Jones was serving a 72-year sentence for a 2006 Allen County shooting death.

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