Man charged with murder of fellow inmate at Renous prison
Victim Calvin Kenny was serving a 12½-year sentence
A 23-year-old Blackville, N.B., man has been charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at the Atlantic Institution in Renous in February.
Brandon Blake Colford was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of Calvin Clifford Kenny, 27, of Fermeuse, N.L., RCMP say.
Kenny was serving a 12½-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of Steven Miller in 2016.
On Feb. 18, Blackville RCMP were called to the maximum security prison north of Moncton just before 10:30 a.m., after an inmate was found badly injured in his cell.
Kenny was taken to the infirmary and later pronounced dead.
Colford remains incarcerated and will appear in court at a later date, RCMP said.
In 2017, Kenny was awaiting sentencing at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's, when he spoke to CBC News.
He criticized the state of Newfoundland and Labrador's largest and oldest jail, saying inmates leave it "far worse off" than when they go in.
Watch interview where Calvin Kenny talks about how his life got "messed up beyond recognition."