Convict Gets 9 Years for Killing Nassau Jail Inmate

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.