In an arraignment hearing this morning, the preliminary hearing was set for July 23rd for 29-year-old suspect Tony King.
Court documents allege King strangled his cellmate, 25-year-old Michael Bozarth, last week in the Buchanan County jail.
Bozarth, a registered sex offender, was in the jail on allegations of molestation of two children under 9-years-old. Jury Trial was set for November on those charges.
King was convicted of killing his 7-year-old son and burning their Harrison County home to hide the crime. He was awaiting sentencing in the jail and will be sentenced on those charges in a couple weeks.