LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A man in prison for murder has been charged with a 2005 murder at Fort Knox, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A release says Ernest Otto Smith, 49, has been charged in connection to a 2005 murder that took place on the Fort Knox Military Base. It says he murdered Cathy Barnett on the base and could face a life sentence in prison and fined $250,000.

Smith is already in the custody of the Ohio Department of Prisons and is housed at the Ely State Prison in Nevada.

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