The deaths of two males inside 24 hours at California prisons are being investigated as homicides, the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation mentioned.
The primary loss of life was reported Tuesday at California State Jail, Sacramento in Folsom, and the second was reported Wednesday morning at Salinas Valley State Jail.
Round 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, two inmates attacked Felipe Rodriguez, 36, with “an inmate-made weapon on a most safety basic inhabitants yard,” corrections officers mentioned.
Rodriguez was pronounced useless at 3:23 p.m.
He was serving a number of life sentences for tried first-degree homicide and kidnapping for ransom the place the sufferer was killed, the division mentioned in a launch.
Investigators recognized Selso E. Orozco Jr., 41, and Mike A. Calderon, 36, as suspects in his loss of life.
Orozco is serving a 23-year sentence for a number of offenses together with first-degree theft with the usage of a firearm and abusing/endangering the well being of a kid with an enhancement to be used of a firearm.
Calderon is serving a life sentence with out the potential for parole for first-degree homicide and different offenses.
Shortly earlier than 9 a.m. Wednesday, Robert Turnstall, 64, was attacked by one other inmate in a recreation yard at Salinas Valley State Jail, officers mentioned. He was pronounced useless simply after 9:20 a.m.
“Investigators recovered one inmate-made weapon and restricted inhabitants motion on the yard to facilitate the investigation being carried out by SVSP’s Investigative Providers Unit,” the corrections company mentioned.
Turnstall was serving a life sentence with the potential for parole for first-degree homicide. He was admitted to the jail in 1976.
Lawrence Adams, 42, was recognized as a suspect. He’s serving a number of sentences together with life with the potential for parole for a third-strike arson offense and a 12-year sentence for assault by a prisoner with a lethal weapon.
The 2 incidents mark no less than the second time this 12 months that a number of killings have been reported at California prisons inside every week.
In Could, Sidney Kang, 31, and Alfredo Valenzuela, 50, have been killed at Kern Valley State Jail in Delano inside six days of one another.