LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An inmate already serving a no-parole life prison term was sentenced Tuesday to an additional 88 years to life for strangling two cellmates.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus said it did not appear that Kurt Karcher has shown any remorse for the March 7, 2006, death of Scott Manning at the California State Prison in Lancaster, and the May 24, 2007, attack on Edgar Jimenez at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.

“… The fact remains that you are essentially a killing machine. You are killing people,” Marcus told the 42-year-old defendant.

Marcus said he believed every effort should be made by prison officials not to house anyone with Karcher.

According to court records, Karcher killed Manning during a fight over hygiene issues between the two. Karchar was then awaiting trial for Manning’s slaying when he killed Jimenez.

Records show that about five hours after Karcher was assigned to share a Twin Towers jail cell with Jimenez, they had a dispute over jailhouse “rules” that inmates develop among themselves.

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Comments (12)
  1. T Ford says:

    Why do we continue to give out additional life sentance, Why not just death (quickly) to animals like this?
    This guy is going to continue to kill, so why not do the same to him?
    If you want to cut expenses, why keep him alive?

    1. Laughing in el monte says:

      If you drop this Karcher into the mountains of Pakistan or Afghanistan with some small munitions and pictures of wanted terrorists, we could cheaply outsource some of our foreign policy tasks. (…and maybe broadcast the helmetcam footage live on the internet as a subscription-based revenue stream for the Dept. of Corrections)

  2. willie learn says:

    That just makes too much sense

  3. monster says:

    Yes. death penalty. a quick one. what a monster!

  4. duh says:

    Why did he receive more time for killing other inmates? Shouldn’t you get 1 year reduced on your sentence for every inmate you help us haul out to the trash?

    This system isn’t working…

  5. CarmaDogma says:

    Jail house rules…. drop one, flush one???? Hygiene issues… same problem? Flatulence in the prison cell from which there is no escape?

  6. Robert says:

    If you give him a life sentence, and he kills agian, then you give him another
    88 years. Do you know what that means? He got away with MURDER!!!!!!!!
    He won on the second sentence.

  7. bobo says:

    I would subscribe to helmetcam feed. Booyah!

  8. bobo says:

    Hygiene is a killer!

  9. Big John says:

    all you so smart people better hope you do not find yourself in a cell with this guy. oh i know you wont get caught

  10. supermonkey says:

    Yeah.This guy is a natural.
    Put him to good use.

  11. easy solution says:

    Leave him in general population.
    Easy fix to the overcrowding problem.

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