|Inmate charged in death of cellmate after alleged beating|
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Authorities say a Montgomery County prison inmate is facing first- and third-degree murder charges following the death of his cellmate following an alleged assault.
Joseph Hodum, 38, was charged with attempted murder after the March 30 attack on 50-year-old Stephen Klampfer as the two shared a cell in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility infirmary.
County prosecutors say the charges were upgraded following the April 13 death of the victim, who was in a medically-induced coma on life support but died without ever regaining consciousness.
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