ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — The trial begins this week in the case of a Ross County inmate charged with killing a fellow inmate last year.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Darryl King, originally from Eaton, Ohio, killed a fellow inmate on February 14, 2022.
In a report, obtained by the Guardian, King allegedly struck the other inmate, multiple times, resulting in his death.
During the pre-trial proceedings, King’s attorney filed a motion alleging the killing was in self-defense.
Court records show that King has previous violent crime charges including assault and multiple counts of felony domestic violence.
He had just finished a three-year sentence when he was arrested and charged in connection with the inmate’s death.