Cops: Feud between 2 inmates leads to death
An inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility killed another inmate using a homemade knife and a barbell following an argument, authorities said yesterday.
New York State Police say they got a call shortly before noon that inmate Miguel Ortiz, 59, had attacked and killed fellow inmate Juan Carlos Carrasquillo inside a laundry room.
Investigators say Ortiz, who is serving a 15-years-to-life sentence for kidnapping, hit Carrasquillo in the head with a barbell and then stabbed him while the man was dazed. The victim was serving 20 years to life for murder.
Officials say the weapons were recovered from the scene and investigators are interviewing other inmates to find out what happened. Additional charges in the case are pending.