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Not guilty verdict given in inmate death

7-29-17 Missouri:

A Cole County jury has found a man not guilty of charges in connection with the killing of an inmate at the Algoa Correctional Center in December 2015.

David Young, 43, had been charged with second-degree murder and violence against a Department of Corrections offender.

His defense had argued he was an accomplice and not the person who killed Harley Holt, 35, who had been serving a four-year sentence for two counts of failure to register as a sex offender in Greene and Howell counties at the time of his death.

Young was serving a sentence for drug possession at the time Holt was killed.

Court documents show Holt died after being struck and kicked in the head.

In June, another man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a Cole County jury found him guilty in Holt’s killing.

Bailey Trent-Kettlekamp, 30, was found guilty of second-degree murder and violence toward an offender in the Department of Corrections in April after a trial that lasted most of a week.

The judge sentenced him to 25 years on the murder charge and 10 years on the violence charge, to be served concurrently.

Trent-Kettlekamp was serving time on a stealing charge when Holt was killed. ..Source..

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