The prison inmate from Hancock County, who sent a letter to a Columbus newspaper confessing to killing a fellow inmate, has been charged in the slaying.
A Warren County Grand Jury indicted 37-year-old Joel Drain 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 they 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 of Randy Grose of Findlay. He was moved to the super-maximum security prison in Youngstown after Richardson was attacked.