ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ A state prisoner who killed his cellmate and carved a nickname into the victim’s chest will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A Rockville Superior Court judge is scheduled to hand down the punishment Monday to 26-year-old Jose Jusino, who was convicted of capital felony by a jury in November and later spared the death penalty.
Jusino killed 22-year-old Reynaldo Robles at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers in July 2009. He also carved his own nickname, “King Guala,” into Robles’ chest. Robles was serving a 30-month sentence for violating probation in an assault case.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty because Jusino had a previous murder conviction for a 2005 New Haven killing. Jusino is serving a 30-year prison sentence in that case.