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Lawyers assigned to inmate suspected of killing PA guard

Written by The Associated Press | May 3, 2013 7:28 AM
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(Wilkes-Barre) -- A judge has appointed attorneys for an inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane has appointed attorneys James Swetz and Mark Fleming to represent Jessie Con-Ui, who hasn't been charged.

The 36-year-old inmate has been moved to the federal Supermax prison in Colorado.

Officials say Con-Ui is the suspect in the Feb. 25 killing of Corrections Officer Eric Williams, who was working in a housing unit at the federal prison in Wayne County when an inmate using a homemade weapon attacked him.

Con-Ui had been jailed for his role in an Arizona drug-trafficking operation.

He was scheduled to complete the sentence in September and would have been returned to Arizona to serve a life term for a 2002 murder.

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