Casey Pigge, 29, of Chillicothe, Ohio, told investigators that he struck his new prison cellmate multiple times in the head with a cinder block and then continued to hit him some more because he “wouldn’t die.” Gotta give the deceased cellmate credit for being so gritty. One cinder block shot to the head and you bet your ass I’m out for the count.
Pigge, who was serving a 30-year to life sentence for aggravated murder, pleaded guilty to another aggravated murder charge in connection with the February 2016 death of his cellmate, Luther Wade of Springfield, Ohio. Wade was 26 when he died.
Via Detriot Free Press:
Pigge said he blindfolded Wade to show him a card trick Feb. 22, 2016, and then used a cinder block from his Lebanon Correctional Institution cell wall to hit Wade over the head several times, according to a news release from the office of Warren County (Ohio) Prosecutor David Fornshell.
Wade “would not die so I picked up the brick and hit him again, hit him again. He wouldn’t die,” Pigge told investigators. He said he stopped for a moment, but Wade was still making noise, so he struck Wade in the head with the cinder block again.
Fornshell had previously described Wade’s death as “like something out of Shawshank” referring to the popular 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption, however, I’m getting more of a Law Abiding Citizen vibe from the whole situation.