Trial date set for an inmate accused of killing another inmate at a prison in Cushing

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 6:14 am
By: News On 6

An update on a riot at a private prison in Cushing earlier this year, where one inmate was killed. The riot was caught on tape and one inmate has been charged with murder. The judge has now set a trial date.

6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca Eric Johnson is accused of killing Adam Lippert in the Cimarron Correction facility in Cushing.

If convicted of the murder, Johnson could be put to death. Both sides of the case were schedule to appear in a Payne County court Friday, but the judge set a new trial date for June 5th of next year.

The riot in question happened back in March and was caught on a prison surveillance camera. The riot occurred in the recreation area of the prison. Adam Lippert was fatally stabbed during this riot and the defense attorney says this video will show that his client was several yards away from Lippert during the brawl.

There are 258 pieces of evidence that the defense still has to examine for the case, including weapons and clothes.