Murderer sentenced to three more years for making weapon in jail

Posted May 18, 2011, at 11:50 a.m.
Last modified May 18, 2011, at 4:27 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A convicted murderer was sentenced to an additional three years in Maine State Prison after he made a knife and stabbed his cellmate last November.

Timothy Mooney was found guilty by a jury Monday for the knife-making. The three-year sentence is in addition to his 35-year prison stint for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Nelson-Blais in 1998.

In 1998 Mooney, who was homeless and living in Portland, flew into a rage and killed Nelson-Blais by smashing a concrete block into her skull. The murder happened after the couple had been drinking vodka and orange soda in a metal shack. Mooney was linked to the crime through DNA evidence.

Pictures displayed in Knox County Superior Court on Monday showed a knife with a 3-inch blade. Court documents state that Mooney stabbed his cellmate in November, which is when prison officials confiscated the  knife. The cellmate’s injuries appeared to be minor in the photos.

Mooney was convicted of trafficking in prison contraband. No charges were filed in connection with the stabbing.

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