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The Times-Tribune

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — The murder trial is under way for an inmate charged in the jailhouse killing of a mobster who testified on behalf of Mafia heir John “Junior” Gotti.

Prosecutors say Allen Archie Hurleystabbed Joseph O’Kane  92 times inside a northeastern Pennsylvania federal prison cell in April 2010.

Investigators say Hurley confessed to killing O’Kane, saying they’d had a physical altercation earlier and he wanted to finish O’Kane off rather than risk retaliation. Hurley’s attorney argues his client was defending himself.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton (http://bit.ly/NdTG1Y ) reports Hurley had 24 years left on a bank robbery sentence before O’Kane’s killing. O’Kane was serving a life sentence for murder and racketeering.

O’Kane testified during a racketeering case that ended in a mistrial for the late Gambino crime boss’s son.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/