PELZER, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina prisoner already convicted of killing someone behind bars has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate last month.
Arrest warrants say 54-year-old William Tillman kicked 45-year-old Carl Pollen Jr. several times in the head, then strangled him with a bed sheet on April 29 at Perry Correctional Institute near Pelzer.
Tillman killed another cellmate, Michael Hodge, in 2002 at McCormick Correctional Institution and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Tillman was first sent to prison in 2000 when he was convicted of killing his Spartanburg County roommate by stabbing him in the neck. Tillman testified in his trial the stabbing was in self-defense during a fight after his roommate complained they had stopped having sex.
Records didn’t show if Tillman has a lawyer.