Charges Filed in Inmate’s Death

| June 19, 2013
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Tony King

A convicted murder is now accused of killing his cellmate.  Tony King, 29, of Bethany, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of registered sex offender, Michael Bozarth, 25.  The St. Joseph resident was found strangled in the cell the two shared at the Buchanan County on June 11.

King was awaiting sentencing for the January 2012 death of his son, Jeremiah Lamm, 7, whose body was found in the charred remains of a mobile home in Harrison County.  King was found guilty last month of first-degree murder, arson, and felony child abuse.

Bozarth was sentenced in January to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, according to court documents.

King is scheduled to be arraigned on June 21 at 8:15 a.m. in Buchanan County.

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