A New Jersey prison inmate has pleaded not guilty to killing his cellmate.
Fifty-year-old Geraldo Ramirez was charged last week with murder in connection with the Nov. 6 beating death of 71-year-old Gary Holliday at Northern State Prison in Newark.
Holliday was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with Ramirez. The official cause of death was blunt force trauma.
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Ramirez is serving a 10-year sentence for a robbery in Cumberland County.
Holliday had been behind bars since 2005 in connection with an aggravated assault in Burlington County.