State prosecutors have announced they will seek the death penalty for Patrick Schroeder, accused of killing his cellmate at Tecumseh state prison.
Schroeder is a convicted murderer accused of using a towel to choke to death 22-year-old Terry Berry, who was found by prison staff unresponsive in his cell April 15th.
The Attorney General’s office issued a news release in which it stated it would seek the put Schroeder to death. Schroeder is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Pawnee County farmer in 2006.
A grand jury will be convened in the death investigation, according to the Attorney General’s office, which said the grand jury will not be impaneled until after the criminal prosecution has been completed.