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Trial for Md. inmate in strangling case

By the Associated Press

A Maryland state prison inmate faces trial on a first-degree murder charge that's the latest chapter in a tragic story.

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher White was scheduled for trial Tuesday. He is accused of strangling cellmate Clarence Meyers Jr. in December at the North Branch Correctional Institution.

Meyers was serving two life sentences for setting a house fire in Hancock that killed his girlfriend's two adolescent daughters in 2009.

Three weeks before Meyers died, he was charged with contracting with a prison gang to murder the girls' mother. The alleged contract wasn't carried out.

White is serving 23 years for a 1995 conviction in Wicomico County for kidnapping, larceny, assault and weapons violations.

By the Associated Press  | November 9, 2010; 7:31 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland, Prison Beat  
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