Ohio prison inmate charged in slaying of fellow inmate

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison inmate who a newspaper reports confessed in a letter to killing a
fellow inmate has been charged in the slaying.
A Warren County grand jury indicted 37-year-old Joel Drain this week on aggravated murder and other
charges in the April slaying of 29-year-old Christopher Richardson. Both were then inmates at a state
prison near Lebanon.
The Columbus Dispatch reported in July that it received a letter from Drain confessing to Richardson’s
slaying. The newspaper reported Drain wrote that Richardson "tried to stand up for a known child
molester" and was given "what he deserved."
Drain is serving 30 years to life for a 2016 slaying. He was moved to the super-maximum security prison
in Youngstown after Richardson was attacked.
Court records don’t show an attorney for Drain.