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Man in Utah State Hospital accused of choking roommate to death

Posted: 3:58 PM, Jan 27, 2012
Updated: 2012-01-27 18:27:54-05
Man in Utah State Hospital accused of choking roommate to death

A man accused of choking his roommate to death has been charged with murder.

34-year-old James Norman is accused of strangling his roommate Omar Sharif at the Utah State Hospital.

Charges claim Norman told a nurse he could not sleep because Sharif was snoring too loudly. 30 minutes later, hospital staff found Sharif dead on the floor.

A judge has found Norman incompetent to stand trial. He remains in the Utah State Hospital.