A St. Louis man being held in the Madison County Jail has been charged in the killing of a fellow inmate. 61-year-old John Newsome, Sr., of Madison was found dead in a common area of the jail on Monday. 32-year-old Terrence T. Lee is now charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.
Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons tells The Big Z it does not appear the two men had prior dealings with each other.
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Gibbons says Lee beat Newsome to death with his bare hands. The maximum penalty for a murder conviction is 20-60 years in prison, of which the defendant is required to serve 100%. Lee is being held without bond.