Inmate charged with open murder for death of cellmate - WNEM TV 5

Inmate charged with open murder for death of cellmate

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A 24-year-old has been charged with the murder of his cellmate.

Jason Turnbull, 23, was serving a minimum of 10 years in prison at the Saginaw Correctional Facility in Freeland when he was killed on Jan. 13.

Timothy Dickerson, 24, faces open murder for Turnbull's death. They were cell mates at the prison.

Prison staff responded to an assault in the cell and found Turnbull unresponsive, according to the Saginaw County Prosecutor's Office. He was pronounced dead later that night.

Dickerson was charged on April 4 for the murder and is pending arraignment.

Turnbull was in prison for criminal sexual conduct convictions and Dickerson was in prison for unarmed robbery.

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