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Nov 16, 2012 2:02 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News

Monana State Prison inmate found guilty of murder

DEER LODGE - A Helena man has been found guilty for murdering a fellow Montana State Prison inmate.

A jury found Shaun Duncan Morrison, 30, guilty of deliberate homicide for the murder of Julio Santiago Jr. He was also found guilty of possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner.

On September 4th, 2011 Morrison and Santiago were inmates when Morrison became upset after Santiago stole a pair of ear buds.

Morrison killed Santiago with razor blades attached to a pen.

No sentencing date has been scheduled yet.

Morrison was already serving time in the prison for theft, burglary and assaulting a peace officer at the time of the murder.

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