2 inmates arraigned in 2009 stabbing.


Byline: Gary V. Murray

WORCESTER - Two state prison inmates - including one serving a life sentence for murder - were arraigned yesterday

on charges of stabbing a fellow inmate two years ago at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

Michael Freeman, 36, and Ronald Cambra, 42, entered not-guilty pleas in Worcester Superior Court to charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (sharpened instrument) in the Oct. 8, 2009, stabbing of inmate Christopher Johnson at Souza-Baranowski, which is on the Lancaster-Shirley line.

Mr. Freeman, formerly of Brockton, is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole after being convicted of first-degree murder in the 1995 stabbing death of 65-year-old Philip M. Meskinis in his Avon home.

Mr. Cambra is serving a sentence of 10 to 15 years, according to Assistant District Attorney Gregory J. Benoit, who did not say what crime or crimes Mr. Cambra had been convicted of.

Mr. Benoit did not provide any details of the stabbing of...

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