Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualieri says an inmate killed in his cell shouldn't have been housed with the man now accused of choking him.
The sheriff says the error was found during the investigation into the death of 48-year-old Kelly Harding on Sunday in the Pinellas County Jail.
Inmates charged with felonies are not supposed to be housed with those accused of misdemeanors. And jail officials are supposed to consider other factors when deciding where to place inmates.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/133MTvK ) reports Harding's case number was never updated to reflect that he pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after an initial felony burglary charge.
Scott Greenberg, now charged with killing Harding, already faced second-degree murder charges in the 2012 death of his girlfriend.