Man in Utah State Hospital accused of choking roommate to death

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jan 27, 2012

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.