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Convicted murderer pleads guilty to killing cellmate at Jessup Correctional Institution

Convicted murderer pleads guilty to killing cellmate at Jessup Correctional Institution

A convicted murderer pleaded guilty Thursday to a second killing three years ago at Jessup Correctional Institution. Jeffrey Eugene Cordell, 31, of Elkton, will receive an additional 30 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 5 in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, according to his plea agreement. Cordell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of his cellmate, 21-year-old Robert Tunnell of Baltimore, at Jessup on June 27, 2012. The sentence will be served consecutive to a 100-year sentence he received for first-degree murder, stemming from the killing of a woman in Cecil County in 2010. Anne Arundel Assistant State's Attorney Luke Clippinger said Cordell and Tunnell...

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