Inmate Beating Update

The third of six Bay County Jail inmates originally charged with second degree murder in the beating and stomping death of another prisoner has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge.

Jeremiah Samuel Hinsey will face a 10-year prison sentence.

He pled guilty to manslaughter in the October 6th death of 18-year-old Chad Littles.

Investigators said Littles was killed by inmates who mistakenly believed he was an informant.

In a deal with prosecutors, Hinsey also agreed to testify against the three remaining co-defendants.

Two other defendants who pleaded to reduced charges last month are to receive five-year prison terms after all the cases have been resolved.

Hinesy's sentencing is tentatively set for Sept. 22.