Wis. inmate bound over for trial on suicide charge

June 4, 2009 1:37:13 PM PDT
A Wisconsin prison inmate has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he assisted in the suicide of his cellmate, a high-profile killer.

Joshua Walters was bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing Thursday in Dodge County Circuit Court. No arraignment date was set.

Walters was charged in April with assisted suicide in the death of 20-year-old Adam C. Peterson. Peterson, a college dropout, was serving a life sentence for the 2008 stabbing death of Madison resident Joel Marino.

Peterson, a native of Sillwater, Minn., was found hanging from a bed sheet tied to his bunk bed on the night of Jan. 10.

If convicted, Walters faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.