MCALESTER, OK -- An Oklahoma state penitentiary inmate is facing second degree murder charges accused of murdering his cellmate.
An affidavit states Mikell Smith admitted to killing inmate Timothy Hale after Hale pulled a razor and began cutting him, in July.
Pittsburg county authorities say smith knocked hale to the ground and choked him with a sheet but claimed he never meant to kill Hale.
Smith is already serving a life sentence without parole for two previous first degree murder charges.
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