Inmate Claims Paroled Prisoner Lied about Deadly Riot

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio inmate says a fellow prisoner who testified against five others involved in a deadly prison riot lied to help prosecutors convict the riot's leaders.

The inmate's statement says Roger Snodgrass lied to save himself from death row.

Snodgrass' testimony helped send five inmates to death row in the killing of a prison guard at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville in April 1993.

Emanuel Newell who is still serving a sentence at Toledo Correctional Institution says that he and Snodgrass talked about the 1993 riot while at the Toledo prison together.

The two were both at Lucasville and during the riot Snodgrass beat Newell with a baseball bat because he feared Newell was planning to attack him and others.