April 17 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man who killed his cellmate in 2017.
The state's highest court ruled against Patrick Schroeder, 42, in the automatic appeal afforded all death row inmates in Nebraska.
Schroeder was serving a life sentence at Tecumsah State Prison for killing a 75-year-old Pawnee County farmer in 2006 when he choked his cellmate. Terry Berry, 22, died four days later in the hospital.
Schroeder confessed to killing Berry in a written statement, saying Berry talked too much.
"If given another life term, I will kill again and we will be right back in court doing this all over again," he said.
Schroeder represented himself in his first-degree murder case and said he wanted to face the death penalty.