SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of an inmate appealing his death sentence in the killing of a fellow prisoner.
Troy Michael Kell was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1994 fatal stabbing of Lonnie Blackmon at the Central Utah Correctional Facility. Authorities say Kell is a white supremacist who had been involved in race-related altercations with several black inmates, including Blackmon. The murder was captured on videotape.
This is Kell's third appeal to Utah's high court.
The court also will hear an appeal Monday in the case of Robert Cameron Houston, who, at 17, was sentenced to life for raping and murdering an employee in a group home for troubled youth. He claims his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment for a juvenile.