An inmate in Florida who admitted killing his cellmate in 2015 has also been charged with killing another cellmate this month, officials said.
Frederick Walter Patterson III, 21, was convicted previously of killing a previous cellmate, 45-year-old Scott Collinsworth, in October 2015.
He was convicted on Wednesday, Jan. 31, and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of patrol.
However, he still awaits trial for allegedly killing a second cellmate, Arthur Williams, 82, on Jan. 15.
“I killed him, I killed him and now there’s one less child molester on the streets,” officers who arrived on the scene quoted Patterson as saying after he killed Williams, reported the News-Herald.
Officers found two sets of documents in Williams cell. One picture showed Collinsworth with “Chomo #1” while the second showed a picture of Williams with “Chomo #2” scribbled on top.
The word “Chomo” is apparently slang for child molesters. When officers asked Patterson about the word, he said: “because Williams likes kids.”
In the report, the officers added, “Patterson was very matter of fact and smiling throughout the interview.”
Williams was in jail on charges of stalking and enticing a child, reported the Dothan Eagle.
Collinsworth was in jail for robbery.
Patterson was originally sentenced to a five-year term for burglary and dealing in stolen property.
The new murder trial will take place in April. Patterson has been placed in solitary confinement.