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Prisoner Charged with Murder

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Seven months after an inmate was found dead in a high-security area of Montana State Prison, another inmate is now facing charges.

Officials at the Department of Justice say Clyde Ervin Cosner, 38, is charged with deliberate homicide in the October death of Danny Lee Hartford.

Cosner was serving a 40-year sentence for a deliberate homicide charge in a 2008 case out of Toole County. Documents show in 2010 he was also charged with possessing a deadly weapon while behind bars. He received an additional eight years for that charge.

Officials said on May 14th Cosner pleaded "not guilty" to murdering Hartford while behind bars. He remains in custody of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

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