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Jail inmate found guilty of attempted murder

James McKillop

A Tippecanoe County Jail inmate was found guilty on seven charges including attempted murder after slicing another inmate's throat in September.

Posted: Nov. 29, 2018 1:42 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tippecanoe County Jail inmate was found guilty on seven charges including attempted murder after slicing another inmate's throat in September. 

According to court documents, James McKillop was found guilty of all count after a two day jury trial. McKillop was found guilty of the following:

1. Prisoner possessing deadly weapon (F4)
2. Battery by Deadly Weapon (F5) 
3. Battery (AM)
4. Obstruction of Justice (F6)
5. Attempted Murder (F1) 
6. Prisoner possessing deadly weapon (F4) 
7. Habitual Offender

Court documents show on Sept. 28, 2018, inmate Lawrence Bell told a corrections officer that James McKillop sliced his throat using a metal splint. According to court documents, the cut was several inches in length. Bell also told the officer McKillop punched him in the eye. 

Security footage showed McKillop attacking Bell from behind while he was on the phone in the a cell. In the video McKillop then goes over to the toilet and can be seen throwing an item into the toilet and flushing it before jail staff arrive and remove Bell from the cell.

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