N.J.'s Mountainview inmate charged with manslaughter

Charges stem from deadly fight with fellow inmate

Published: 12:27 PM EDT Aug 28, 2012   Updated: 7:18 PM EDT Aug 28, 2012

A 24-year-old inmate at a New Jersey youth correctional facility is facing manslaughter charges.

Officials Tuesday announced that Floyd Nichols of Paterson, N.J., has been charged with second degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 23-year-old Joshua Jones of Englewood.

On August 14, Jones suffered severe trauma during a beating at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Clinton Twp., Hunterdon Co. He was flown to Morristown Medical Center where he died two days later.

His death was ruled a homicide.

Nichols was taken to the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton in lieu of $500,000 bail.