Cop killer Almond Upton dies in prison

Local News

Almond Upton, the man convicted of killing New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner in 2014, has died in prison.

Upton of Melrose, Florida was pronounced dead Sunday evening at 9:30.

His official cause of death will be released pending an autopsy. 

Upton was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. 

He was convicted of intentionally running down Skinner at nearly 100 miles per hour while the trooper was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in the Town of Chenango.

Immediately after his arrest Upton blamed a time warp for his being in New York.

He later told police during an interrogation that he aimed his truck at Skinner and “zeroed him in.”

Upton was being held in the Clinton Correctional Facility. 

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