An inmate at the state prison facility near Marienville was found “guilty, but mentally ill” last week in the murder of his cellmate at the prison last year.
27 year-old Elwood Braswell had been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and the abuse of a corpse. Braswell will be sentenced on September 13.
Braswell was charged in the murder of 63 year-old Frederick Kirkland in August, 2012. Prosecutors alleged Braswell had attacked the victim numerous times overnight before Kirkland’s body was found during the prison staff’s early morning medications rounds on August 22, 2012.