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Inmate arraigned in NE Pa. prison guard's slaying

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A federal prison inmate has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a guard at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison earlier this year.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune says 36-year-old Jessie Con-ui was arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Scranton via video conference from the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colo.

A judge scheduled his trial for Sept. 16 at the federal courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.

Authorities allege that Con-ui stabbed guard Eric Williams on Feb. 25 in a premeditated attack at the Canaan Federal Correction Complex in Waymart.

Con-Ui was scheduled to complete a drug-trafficking sentence in September and would then have been returned to Arizona to serve a life term for a 2002 murder. Officials say he could face the death penalty if convicted in the guard's murder.

Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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