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A mentally ill man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend choked his cellmate unconscious at the Spokane County Jail Friday, police say.
Robbie W. Bishop. 22, faces a second-degree assault charge for attacking Terry Ingram, Jr., 33, who is in jail on a $1,000 District Court warrant, according to jail records.
Ingram told deputies that Bishop challenged him to a fight about 12:20 a.m. and said, "I'm going to kill you" before choking him unconscious.
A corrections deputy said he heard someone yelling "guard" and went to the cell, where Ingram said "He tried to kill me; get me out of here! Bishop choked me and I sh*t my pants!"
The deputy said Bishop said, "Yeah, I choked him out." The men were removed from the cell.
Bishop has been in custody since July 2009 for the stabbing death of 33-year-old Robin M. Anderson, who was pregnant with Bishop’s child.
Bishop had been in jail before the murder but was released because Eastern State Hospital officials said they didn’t have room for him.
Two teenagers will receive $750 each today for tipping fire investigators to a text message that helped arrest five people, including a man now accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, for an arson fire at a Spokane Valley elementary school last June.
The fire, which began in a garbage can under a play area at Adams Elementary School, 14707 E. Eighth Ave., caused $1,500 in damage, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Robbie W. Bishop, 20, is charged with second-degree arson; four girls also were arrested.
The NW Insurance Council and Arson Alarm Foundation are providing the rewards. Adams Elementary Principal Jeff Dufresne will be receiving the money on their behalf at a ceremony today at 9:30 a.m.
Bishop remains in jail on the arson charge as well as two counts of second-degree murder for the July 22, 2009, stabbing death of 33-year-old Robin M. Anderson, who was pregnant with Bishop’s child.
Bishop has mental health problems and was released from jail before the murder because Eastern State Hospital officials said they didn’t have room for him.