Inmate indicted for strangling cellmate, prosecutor says

Inmate indicted for strangling cellmate, prosecutor says
Jack Welninski was indicted for the strangling death of his cellmate.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Warren County inmate accused of strangling his cellmate was indicted Monday for aggravated murder.

According to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell, On April 23, 33-year-old Jack Welninski strangled his cellmate, Kevin Nill, 40, of Piqua, Ohio, while behind bars at Lebanon Correctional Institution.

Investigators believe that Welninski murdered Nill in order to get transferred to a different prison. The two had been cellmates for less than an hour before Nill was found dead in the cell.

Welninski is currently serving a 69-year prison sentence after being convicted in Wood County, Ohio, for the 2015 attempted murder of an Oregon, Ohio police officer.

Nill was behind bars for attempted domestic violence.

Welninski is currently incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

His arraignment date has not been set.

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