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HMP Long Lartin prisoner sentenced for inmate's murder

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image captionJohn York, 25, was attacked by his fellow inmate, police said

A prisoner who killed a fellow inmate has been told he will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Russell Anthony Oliver, 46, attacked John York in his cell at high-security HMP Long Lartin in May 2015, West Mercia Police said.

York, 25, who was jailed for life in 2013 for beating a man to death, died from head injuries.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave handed Oliver a whole-life sentence at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday.

Co-accused Stephen Boorman, 31, was cleared of killing York, from Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

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