MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights pleaded guilty to murdering a fellow inmate by strangulation in 2013, according to county officials.
According to County Attorney Pete Orput, Benjamin Beck, 30, pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder in connection to 2013 death of inmate 30-year-old Shane Cooper.READ MORE: Minnesota Judge Wilhelmina Wright Among Possible Top Supreme Court Contenders
The criminal complaint states that Beck went into Cooper’s cell with a shoelace, came up behind Cooper and then wrapped the shoelace around Cooper’s neck.READ MORE: ‘That’s Not Real’: Nonprofits Express Disbelief, Frustration, Concern Over Alleged $200M Fraud By ‘Feeding Our Family’
Beck received the maximum sentence of 40 years.MORE NEWS: Man Charged In Connection To Shooting At St. Paul Gas Station
The sentence is to be served consecutively to any current prison sentence.