Fight Breaks Out in Jail Cell Between Murder Suspect, Witness Against Him
A murder suspect was mistakenly put in the same cell at a Lima, Ohio jail, with another inmate who was slated to testify against him that same day.
It comes as no surprise that things got heated quickly between suspect Markelus Carter and the witness-to-be, and a fight broke out. Carter punched his cellmate, who then caught Carter in a headlock and dealt a couple blows of his own while Carter bit him on the arm. Police broke up the fight within just a couple of minutes, but both men suffered minor injuries.
Carter is on trial for aggravated murder in the case of the 2009 death of Kenneth Warrington, who was allegedly in a relationship with Carter's ex-girlfriend, which prosecutors say led to the murder. Carter has pleaded not guilty; he also faces weapons charges in the same case.