A twice convicted murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his son and the murder of a cellmate.
Tony King, 29, of Bethany, was charged in June 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 Jail 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. He was then sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
Thursday afternoon King went before Buchanan County Judge Daniel Kellog and was given 20 years in prison for the murder of Bozarth. That sentence was ruled to run consecutively with the life sentence, condemning King for life.