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Prison inmate admits to smashing a cinder block over his new cell mate’s head ‘because he wouldn’t die’

February 2, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Prison inmate admits to smashing a cinder block over his new cell mate’s head ‘because he wouldn’t die’

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A prison inmate has pleaded guilty to murdering his new cellmate after he admitted to smashing a cement block over this head so he could kill the victim.

Casey Pigge, 29, confessed that he murdered Luther Wade, 26, at Ohio’s Lebanon Correctional Institution in February 2016, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell revealed.

It comes after Pigge told authorities that he blindfolded his new cellmate under the pretense that he was going to show him a magic card trick.

He then allegedly hit Wade over the head with a cinder block taken from the wall but grew enraged when the victim “wouldn’t die” and kept making noises, the Daily Mail reported.

Pigge admitted he killed 26-year-old Luther Wade at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in Ohio in February 2016

Prosecutors say Pigge then proceeded to strike his victim with the block until he couldn’t fight back.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the victim was discovered 10 minutes after the attack by correctional officers.

He was raced to a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Pigge was already behind bars and was serving between 30 years to life for aggravated murder at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility back in 2009.

Wade who died in prison after being attacked. He was in the middle of a 10-year sentence for aggravated murder.

Meanwhile, Wade was in the midst of a 10-year sentence for aggravated murder. He had just been assigned to Pigge’s cell the day before he was killed.

Detectives are still unclear about what caused the murder, but Pigge is expected to be sentenced in late February.

Prosecutors have taken the death penalty off the table due to the murderer’s poor IQ level and will instead seek a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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