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Halifax area murder suspect Steven Elliot Laffin accused of assaulting another inmate

Halifax area murder suspect Steven Elliot Laffin accused of assaulting another inmate - image

HALIFAX – A 37-year-old murder suspect faces a charge of assaulting another murder suspect in an incident last month at a Halifax-area jail.

Steven Elliot Laffin, who is accused of second-degree murder in the disappearance of a Halifax prostitute last summer, faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

The alleged victim of the incident at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility is Clarence Michael McLeod.

The 56-year-old McLeod is awaiting trial for second-degree murder in the death of a woman in 2009.

Laffin has been in custody since August of last year, when he was arrested on charges of attacking a prostitute in Halifax.

McLeod has been behind bars since April, 2010.

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