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ALLEN COUNTY, Ohio – Authorities say a fight broke out after a guard mistakenly put a murder suspect in a holding cell with another inmate who was about to testify against him.

Markelus Carter is on trial for the 2009 murder of Kenneth Warrington.

Your News Now reports that during an afternoon break, Carter was mistakenly placed in a holding cell with his former block mate Steven Upham.

Upham was reportedly going to testify that Carter told him details of the murder.

After the two were placed in a cell together, video shows Carter punch Upham and a fight ensues.

After about two minutes, corrections officers were able to break up the fight.

Although Carter’s lawyer asked for a mistrial based on the fight, the judge denied his request.

Video of the fight was shown to the jury.


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