WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Bedford Man Faces Death Sentence For Prison Slaying

Last updated on Friday, August 31, 2007

(PENDLETON) - The Herald Bulletin in Madison County reports the Miami County prosecutor will be seeking the death penalty against a Bedford man.

Miami County prosecutor Eric Huneryager alleges 39-year-old Scott Nicholson, of Bedford, killed 64-year-old David Hensley, who himself was convicted of child molestation in Fort Wayne, in the Miami Correctional Facility.

After being transferred to the Pendleton prison, Huneryager also alleges Nicholson severely beat 63-year-old prison guard Loren "Jerry" Hartley while in the Pendleton infirmary.

Nicholson, in a letter after the Hensley slaying, vowed he would kill again if not sentenced to die. However, he later withdrew the request.

Nicholson was convicted on a number of charges in Lawrence County in 1998, and will face the new charges starting September 10th.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page