Nonce found dead in cell after brutal attack by cellmate.

A nonce serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of his 8-year-old neighbor was killed in his prison cell Friday.

The corrections department identified the inmate killed as Anthony Palma.

Palma was serving life without parole for the murder of Kirsten Hatfield, who was abducted from her Midwest City home in 1997.

Palma was found unresponsive at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary about 7:30 p.m. Friday during a routine security check, the corrections department said. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead.