GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man was sentenced to 25 to 65 years in prison Tuesday for killing a cellmate he suspected of stealing his snack cake.
Benny Rochelle, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder last month for the November 2006 death of 46-year-old Jose Estrada. Rochelle was in the Kent County jail on a drug-related charge when prosecutors say he discovered his Honey Bun snack cake was missing.
He dragged Estrada from the top bunk of his bed, sending him crashing headfirst onto the concrete floor of their jail cell.
Estrada died two days after leaving jail.