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Prisoner convicted of second inmate attack

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who told FBI agents he was "at war with the world" has been convicted a second time for attacks on other inmates at the federal prison in Yamhill County.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1oGmvo7) 49-year-old Thomas William Cornelius was convicted Wednesday of using a razor blade to slash the throat of a handcuffed inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Sheridan.

Authorities said Cornelius was angered because inmate Kevin Schultz hadn't delivered a letter to a female prisoner on his behalf.

Court documents say that after the attack, Cornelius told the FBI agents he hoped for a death sentence.

In April Cornelius was convicted of stabbing and clubbing Randy Mainwaring, a former Eugene banker serving time for fraud and identity theft.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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