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Nebraska inmate accused of strangling cellmate may face death penalty

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 21:26:09-04

A Nebraska inmate accused of strangling his  cellmate may now be facing the death penalty. 

Patrick Schroeder has plead guilty to the April killing of 22-year-old Terry Berry Junior at Tecumseh Prison. 

Schroeder and Berry were sharing a cell for less than a week when Berry was killed.

Schroeder says he had grown intolerant of Berry's constant talking and strangled him with a towel.

Schroeder told a judge he wants to drop his legal challenges to the death penalty. 

He is already serving a life sentence for killing a pawnee city farmer.