A Brooklyn man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for killing a fellow Nassau County jail inmate during a fight while awaiting trial two years ago.

Charles Creekmur had been convicted in July at Nassau County court of first-degree manslaughter. Judge Meryl Berkowitz also sentenced him to five years of post-release supervision.

Prosecutors said the 27-year-old strangled Antwan Brown, 26, of Long Beach, in Brown’s second floor cell at the East Meadow facility on Jan. 7, 2012. Nassau County Corrections officers arrested Creekmur shortly later.

Creekmur was awaiting trial on robbery and weapons charges stemming from a July 2011 attempted holdup at the time. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.