Altoona Lifer Found Hanging An Altoona convict, Kenneth Burley, 58, serving a life sentence sentence for murder at Western Penitentiary committed suicide early Saturday morning. Burley hung himself with his belt in his cell where he was found at 7 a. m. Saturday. He left a note asking that a relative in his home town be notified of his death. He was convicted of killing his girl friend. Catherine Forrest, on Oct. 8, 1931, and sentenced to life in prison.