Murder trial begins for inmate already once convicted of murder

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A man behind bars for a previous murder faces trial again on criminal homicide charges.

Opening statements wrapped up this morning in the trial for Kareem Savage.  Investigators say in September of 2016, Savage was involved in a prison attack at the State Correctional Institution at Albion.  

Prosecutors say video evidence will show Savage repeatedly stomping on another inmate’s face as he laid on the ground, not fighting back. The victim, identified as 58-year-old Anthony Wilson, died a few months later. 

While the Commonwealth is seeking a first-degree murder conviction, the defense is asking the jury to acquit.  Raising questions of whether or not Savage is clearly identified in the video and if Wilson died as a result of the attack, or something else. 

The prosecution began calling its first witnesses.  Stay tuned to JET 24 Action News at 5 and 6 for more…

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