An Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate was recently convicted of first degree manslaughter.
Aaron R. Prado, 27, was convicted of killing another OSP inmate in July of 2009. He entered a plea of no contest Friday in Pittsburg County District Court just before he was set to go to trial on the charge.
Prado was sentenced to serve 20 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. His sentence will run concurrent to the sentence he is serving now.
According to court records, Prado kicked and hit the head and body of fellow inmate Kenneth Wayne Gore, who was 45 years old at the time of his death.
According to court records, officials at OSP responded to a call from the prison’s C-Unit “regarding a cell fight between inmate Prado and inmate Gore.”
Court records indicate that when officers arrived at the cell, Prado was standing and Gore was on the floor. Prado was taken from the cell and Gore was placed on a stretcher, where a prison nurse checked his vitals and was unable to locate a pulse. Gore was later pronounced dead by a medical doctor in the prison’s infirmary. According to court records, authorities found “shoe patterns in blood on inmate Gore’s body and outside of his clothes.”
Prado is currently serving a life sentence at OSP for a 2008 Cleveland County first degree murder conviction, a crime he committed in 2006. He has been in custody at OSP since April of 2008 and isn’t scheduled for a parole hearing until October of 2044, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website at www.doc.state.ok.us.
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