A man who was scheduled to die this Wednesday for fatally stabbing his neighbor was found hanged in his cell Sunday.
Prison officials say 44 year old Billy Slagle was found at about 5 a.m. at a Correctional Institution south of Columbus and was declared dead. They say it was a suicide.
Under regular prison policy, he was scheduled to be placed under pre-execution watch Sunday morning but that had not yet happened.
Slagle was sentenced in 1988 to die for the stabbing of Mari Anne Pope, who was killed while two young children she was watching were in the house.