PIKEVILLE — Two inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy have been indicted on federal murder charges, following the death of another inmate in December.
Denardo Sequan Hopkins and Eric Williams were each indicted Aug. 7 on charges of first-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and traffic in contraband articles, following a Dec. 2 attack attack on Gregory Kittle.
The indictment alleges Hopkins and Williams “aided and abetted by one another, did with malice aforethought unlawfully kill Gregory Kittle by stabbing him with a sharp weapon.”
The murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, while the manslaughter charge carries a maximum 10-year sentence. The charge for possessing a sharp object could earn the two an additional five years, if convicted.
Hopkins and Williams are scheduled to be arraigned Friday in London.