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Dartmoor Prison murder: Inmate found guilty of stabbing

Alex Cusworth Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Alex Cusworth suffered internal bleeding after the attack and died at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth

A convicted killer has been found guilty of stabbing a fellow prisoner to death with a prison issue kitchen knife.

William Tolcher, 51, denied attacking Alex Cusworth, 37, with the 10in (23cm) knife at Dartmoor Prison last November.

A jury at Plymouth Crown Court found him guilty of murder and he is due to be sentenced on Friday.

Tolcher, from Liverpool, is serving a life sentence for the murder of a woman in Newquay, Cornwall, in 1996.

Image caption The attack happened at HM Prison Dartmoor in November

Mr Cusworth suffered internal bleeding after the attack and died at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Judge James Dingemens said he was considering a minimum 30-year jail sentence.

Tolcher was convicted of murdering a woman in Newquay, Cornwall, in 1996 and was already serving a life sentence.

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