Kyle Edmund Scott dies in Renous prison

A 20-year-old man convicted of killing an elderly Carleton County woman in her home has been found dead in his federal penetentiary cell.

Twenty-year-old pleaded guilty to killing Sarah Kennedy, 82, in her Richmond Corner home

A 20-year-old man convicted of killing an elderly Carleton County woman in her home has been found dead in his federal penitentiary cell.

Kyle Edmund Scott was found unresponsive in his cell early Wednesday morning, said assistant warden Nicole Gaudet in a statement.

Scott was pronounced dead in hospital at 1:20 a.m.

On May 5, 2014, Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Sarah Kennedy, 82, in her Richmond Corner home in October 2013.

He was given a life sentence with no parole eligibility for 15 years.

In a statement of facts agreed to by the Crown and the defence, it was stated Scott had no connection to Kennedy.

He was riding his all-terrain vehicle in the area and when it broke down, he knocked on Kennedy's doors and asked to borrow a pair of pliers to try and fix the ATV.

When the repair attempt was unsuccessful, Scott asked Kennedy to drive him to his brother's house. But his brother was not home, so they returned to Kennedy's

At that point, the statement says Scott could hear voices in his head and began hitting his head to get rid of them.

He then picked up a hammer and hit Kennedy in the head numerous times. He then removed Kennedy's clothing to make it look like a sexual assault and slit her throat with a kitchen knife.

Kennedy's car was later found outside Harvey, with Scott driving.

Scott underwent a 30-day assessment at the Restigouche Hospital Center for psychiatric care in Campbellton in the fall of 2013 and was deemed fit to stand trial.

Police and the coroner are notified of all cases of the death of an inmate.

Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the death.