A man who broke into a classmate's home in 2007 and stabbed the teenager and his parents to death in 2007 has killed himself in prison.
Cumberland County Deputy Coroner Jeff Miller said Monday that 25-year-old Alec Kreider was found hanging in his cell Friday at the state prison in Camp Hill.The Department of Corrections says staff members tried to revive Kreider after a guard found him unconscious in his cell. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Kreider was 16 when Kevin Haines and his parents, Thomas and Lisa Haines, were killed in Lancaster County in May 2007.
This picture shows the knife used by Alec Kreider in the 2007 stabbing deaths of a high school classmate and the classmate's parents
The couple's daughter, a college student, was awakened by the attacks and escaped unharmed.
Kreider pleaded guilty in June 2008 to first-degree murder and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.
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