North Bay, Ont. -- A man who pleaded guilty this week to the 1970 murder of a 12-year-old girl has been found dead in his jail cell.
Provincial police say Barry Manion was found dead at the Monteith Correctional Complex in Northern Ontario at 5 a.m. yesterday.
Mr. Manion, 61, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years on Wednesday after pleading guilty to killing Katherine Wilson, his cousin's daughter.
She went missing in October, 1970, on the outskirts of Kirkland Lake, Ont., and the case went unsolved for nearly four decades.