BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Louisiana inmate will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him for the murder of a fellow prisoner.

Ernest Governor, 62, was found guilty of second-degree murder after a video was played in the courtroom showing that he stabbed Reynault Danos, 43, in the heart with a shank on March 29, 2021 at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, according to a news release from 18th Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton.

Clayton says that the two were fighting over the volume of the TV when Governor pulled out a knife, chased Danos to his cell, opened the door and killed Danos. Clayton also says that Governor disposed of the weapon down a drain, and it was never found.

It took the jury 16 minutes to return with the verdict, according to Clayton.

Governor was serving time in prison for aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the release.

“The tragedy of this case is that Mr. Governor was almost done with his sentence and was to be released in the not so distant future. Violence is not the answer. Now Mr. Governor will spend the rest of his life in prison,” Clayton said.

Judge Elizabeth Engolio set sentencing for March 29. The second-degree murder conviction has a mandatory sentence of life without parole.