Prisoner pleads to murder of Muskegon cellmate

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- A man has pleaded no contest to premeditated first-degree murder in the beating and stabbing death of his cellmate at a prison in West Michigan.

50-year-old Robert Allen Hall entered the plea Friday in Muskegon County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced April 7 to life without the possibility of parole.

Hall was sharing a cell in October with 50-year-old Donald Winnie at Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon when Winnie was beaten with a chunk of asphalt and stabbed with a piece of metal.

Authorities have said the two men had a history of fights. Hall currently is serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder. Winnie also was serving a life sentence for a 1987 murder when he was killed.


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