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Ft. Wayne Man Sentenced to Life in Terre Haute Federal Prison

A man was sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday. 38-year-old, Mikael Minton, of Ft. Wayne, pleaded guilty to first degree murder after strangling his cell mate to death with a bed sheet in January 2012.

A man was sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday.

38-year-old, Mikael Minton, of Ft. Wayne, pleaded guilty to first degree murder after strangling his cell mate to death with a bed sheet in January 2012.

Minton was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and claims the voices in his head told him to kill cell mate, Calvin Hamrick.

Minton was already serving time in the federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening President Barack Obama in December 2010.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says Minton's sentencing is critical to safety at the prison.

"If any kind of violence occurs at FCCTH, whether it is between inmates or, God forbid, whether it happens between employees and an inmate is of paramount importance that their health and safety at all times be protected," said Hogsett.

Hogsett says Minton will serve his term in a cell by himself to ensure the safety of guards and other prisoners. He will also receive mental health counseling.


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