Man Faces Charges in Stabbing Death of Fellow Inmate

A northwestern Pennsylvania prison inmate has been charged in the stabbing death of another inmate earlier this month.

Twenty-five-year-old Trevon Coleman is charged in Erie County with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime and other counts.

State police allege that he stabbed 33-year-old Job Knighton of Erie on Feb. 10 with a homemade weapon at the State Correctional Institution at Albion.

Police allege that the suspect then "body-slammed the victim headfirst into a concrete floor and stomped on his face."

The Erie Times-News reports that court documents indicate that Knighton was serving a 34- to 70-year sentence in a rape case while Coleman is serving a three- to seven-year robbery term.

Court documents don't indicate whether Coleman has an attorney who could offer comment on the charges.

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