ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A state prisoner serving a 59-year sentence for attempted murder has been charged with beating a high-profile fellow inmate he said talked too much.

Travis Hampton was arraigned Wednesday in Enfield Superior Court on a charge of second-degree assault against Bendetto Cipriani. Cipriani is serving a 200-year sentence for arranging and paying for the murders of three men at a Windsor Locks auto repair garage in 2003. The Jan. 18 incident happened at the MacDougall-Walker prison in Suffield.

An affidavit says Hampton told state police that Cipriani “kept running his mouth,” bothering him while he listened to music on his bed.

When Cipriani asked him to turn the music down, Hampton told him to leave him alone. Authorities say Cipriani continued to complain and a fight ensued.
Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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