Florida Inmate Suspected of Killing Cellmate With Toilet Paper

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Prison guards make sure to keep their jails free of items that could be used as makeshift weapons, but what do you do when you have an inmate who is already in custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend with toilet paper? Do you treat toilet paper as contraband?

Apparently the Pinellas County Jail didn't take that precaution, and now Scott Alexander Greenberg, 28, is accused of killing his cellmate with toilet paper.

Early Sunday morning, 48-year-old Kelly Harding was found unconscious in his cell. He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities found wet toilet paper stuffed down his throat and determined he had been strangled.

Suspicion fell on his cellmate, Greenberg -- perhaps because he's awaiting trial for a similar death.

In 2012, Greenberg strangled his girlfriend, Jennifer Zale, to death. During sex, Greenberg stuffed toilet paper down Zale's throat and choked her. He claimed the death was accidental and that the two were engaged in a consensual game of sexual asphyxiation. After she lost consciousness, Greenberg waited eight hours to call 911. He was originally charged with manslaughter, but prosecutors bumped his charges up to second-degree murder.

Greenberg now faces first-degree murder charges for Harding's death and remains in jail in an isolated holding cell.

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fluffeykittey
fluffeykittey

Never disposed of sewage with toilet paper before. Seems obviuos.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

In Boston, Prison guards placed a alleged Catholic priest pedophile; it a room with a known murderer, and watched him beat to death. What is their crime?

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Also, Being assaulted in jail or prison is not a fair, as its not part of the sentence handed down by a court of law. Guess the tax fed Jailer's can have some sadistic fun, and they do. We pay them. More schools, less jails as the two fight over state and federal funds & Union guaranteed employment and retirement funds. Idiots in a place of neglect or abuse, FO

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

TP asphyxiation; sure that was part of the dead inmate's debt to society.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

8 guards too busy being paid 40-60k$$ counting the plastic sporks!

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

LOL, 1 ply failure, the victim died of paper cuts to his anus.

WhyNotNow
WhyNotNow topcommenter

I can already see the i-love-me-some-prisoner babes going for this one. "Baby, when you get out, you can strangle me."

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

this story is full of shittt

Sergio Serrano
Sergio Serrano

What an idiot! I believe in euthanasia for people like this.

j.pollo
j.pollo

Toilet paper kills! Ban toilet paper! How many more people must die?

Juan Tanamera
Juan Tanamera

he'll have the honor of being the first inmate with a bidet after they install one in his cell because they had to confiscate all the toilet paper

Barbara Behrens
Barbara Behrens

What an animal he is.. Now maybe he'll have another charge against him called"Murder 1".

Alice Gomez
Alice Gomez

Maybe he was playing the same game with his cellmate

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