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Man charged with killing cellmate in Clifton prison

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WAYNESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A Wayne County grand jury has indicted a man for killing his cellmate at a Clifton prison.

Travis E. Bass, 33, has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the March 28 death of Jeffery T. Sills, 43, of LaFollette, TN, at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton.

Bess allegedly attached Sills in their cell at the Clifton prison. Sills died at the Waynesboro hospital after the attack.

The Wayne County grand jury returned an indictment against Bess on June 13.

On Thursday, Bess was served with charge. He remains in Tennessee Department of Correction custody.

Sills had been convicted of raping a 7-year-old child, according to Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR.

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