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Federal inmate indicted for allegedly murdering Pa. prison guard

Jessie Con-Ui, 36, allegedly stabbed a federal prison guard to death with a shank at the Canaan Federal Correction Complex in Waymart, Pennsylvania.

rl cs Metro file photo. (Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro)

A federal grand jury in Scranton returned an indictment Tuesday charging inmate Jessie Con-Ui, 36, with allegedly murdering federal corrections officer Eric Williams four months ago, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Con-Ui is accused of stabbing Williams repeatedly Feb. 25 with a sharpened weapon during a premeditated attack at the Canaan Federal Correction Complex in Waymart, Pa.

Con-Ui was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania with one count of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree murder of a U.S. corrections officer and one count of possessing contraband in prison.

If convicted, Con-Ui could face the death penalty or a life prison sentence.