Trial of Inmate Accused of Stabbing Another Inmate 87 Times Delayed

The trial of a Maine State Prison inmate charged with stabbing another inmate 87 times has been delayed.

Jury selection in the trial of Richard Stahursky was supposed to begin on Tuesday, but it has been pushed back until Nov. 30. Court officials say the trial is now scheduled to start on Dec. 7.

Stahursky is charged in the fatal attack on 37-year-old Micah Boland in the Maine State Prison. He told investigators he was angry that Boland had ratted on him and caused him to lose a prison job as a hallway worker.

Police say Stahursky used two makeshift knives in the February 2014 attack. He'd been convicted of two separate inmate stabbings and for setting a fire in the prison. His lawyer is using an insanity defense.

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