Inmate At SCI Mercer Accused Of Strangling Cellmate

MERCER, Pa. (KDKA) — State police are investigating the death of an inmate at SCI Mercer.

According to investigators, inmate 35-year-old Darl Heverly allegedly used pieces of a torn bed sheet to strangle his cellmate in the restricted housing unit late Monday night.

The cellmate is identified as 35-year-old Jason Kelly.

Heverly will be charged with criminal homicide.

He is set to be arraigned later today.

Heverly is reportedly serving a 29- to 58-year sentence for kidnapping a woman in Union County, robbing her and leaving her tied up in her basement.

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