Man Sentenced for Killing Inmate in Prison Fight

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 7:45 PM EDT
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Man Sentenced for Killing Inmate in Prison Fight

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A New Jersey prison inmate has been sentenced to seven years for fatally injuring another inmate during a fight last summer.
 
Floyd Nichols, a 24-year-old Paterson resident, previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Joshua Jones. He was sentenced Friday.

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  Hunterdon County prosecutors say the two men fought in a unit at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Clinton Township on Aug. 14.
 
Jones, a 23-year-old Englewood resident, suffered a severe head injury after collapsing onto the concrete floor. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital, where he died two days later.
 
Jones was convicted of possession of a handgun and distributing drugs in a school zone. He would have been eligible for parole in January.
 
Nichols also was serving time for drug and weapons offenses.
 

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