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Inmate charged in death of another inmate

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By Julie Wilson

Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters on Monday announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley, 27 for involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound in the March 26, 2019, death of Satwinder Singh.  If convicted of the charges, he faces the possibility of 20 years in prison.

Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center as a result of charges for the December 30, 2018, crash that killed 2-year-old Dameon Turner. Singh was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck headed westbound on Hopple Street when he drove off the right side of the road and onto the sidewalk striking and killing Dameon.

Kelley, who has a lengthy criminal record, was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of escape and weapon under disability.

Kelley worked as a porter in the Justice Center.  His job responsibilities included cleaning and   serving food to the inmates.  As a result of his job, he had access to different areas of the Justice Center and the inmates, which gave him the opportunity to supply the deadly fentanyl to Singh.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil commented, “I am proud of our Heroin Task Force for their outstanding work.  Illegal drug smuggling is a constant battle inside the Hamilton County Justice Center and other jails throughout the State of Ohio.  Our deputies are working extremely hard inside the facility to prevent these types of tragic events, and we will continue our efforts fighting this epidemic inside the jail and outside.”

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