Imprisoned murderer gets life for strangling cellmate
Saginaw — A 51-year-old man already serving life without parole in a Michigan prison for a 1991 slaying has received another life sentence for killing his cellmate.
Steven D. Sandison pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to second-degree murder in the Oct. 29 death of 67-year-old Theodore Dyer at Saginaw Correctional Facility near Saginaw.
The Saginaw News reports that Saginaw County Circuit Judge Fred Borchard sentenced Sandison on Wednesday to life with the possibility of parole.
Dyer was serving 25-50 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Sandison says he killed Dyer because the Grand Haven man was a child molester and wouldn’t stop talking about the case.
Sandison says he hit Dyer and wrapped a cord around his neck.
Sandison is imprisoned for first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend in Wayne County.