Maryland prison inmate indicted in death of fellow inmate

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say a state prison inmate has been indicted in the death of a fellow inmate.

Maryland State Police on Tuesday announced 39-year-old Thomas H. Cole was indicted on multiple charges, including second-degree murder and assault.

Authorities say 56-year-old Ronnie Harris was found unresponsive May 29 at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown. He died the following day.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Washington, D.C, ruled Harris’ death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma.

Court records do not list an attorney who could comment on Cole’s behalf. Records show he is schedule to appear in court Sept. 17.

Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up