Child Molester Killed At Folsom State Prison

FOLSOM (CBS13) — A man serving 25 years to life for sexually assaulting a child was killed Saturday morning at Folsom State Prison.

Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing type weapon, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Staff began life saving procedures but he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m.

Leonard, 44, was received from Orange County on Sept., 2, 1998, and was serving 25 years to life for aggravated sexual assault on a child, according to CDCR.

A prison investigative unit and Sacramento County District Attorney’s investigators are handling the case as a homicide, but there is no suspect at this time. Folsom State Prison was placed on a modified program pending further investigation.

Folsom State Prison is a medium-security facility that houses more than 3,100 inmates. It opened in 1880 and is the second-oldest prison in California.

  • Macfad


    • Dave

      Judge and be judged yourself. No excuse for murder. The guards are guilty of conspiracy to murder. The reporter who wrote the title of this article is guilty of encouraging human torture and murder. A man was killed. His sentence wasn’t this story and shows bias. No one likes child molesters but you cant justify curelty and be blameless yourself.

    • Jack P

      This is the way ALL child molesters should end up. Laid out in a wooden box carried to the cemetery by 6.

    • Westside


  • Garr Obo

    Hmmmmm. Send all them molesters and rapist to Folsom. Problem solved.

    • Ron

      This is a vile and repulsive comment,. May you be subject to your own wicked sense of justice.

      • John Daniel

        Ron, are you a child molester yourself? Or do you have tendencies you fear you won’t be able to control soon? Why would you defend a child molester in any way? Trying to soften the punishment for future use? Do you like little boys, Ron?

      • subvana13

        for a comment, (and a good one at that) Bet you wouldn’t feel that way if it was your child…

      • wiseoldlady

        What would YOU do? Invent a new religion and make the guy your prophet? That’s been done before.

  • Veronica

    child molesters cannot be CURED! That is a fact! If they can’t all be murdered then they should all be sent to an island away from normal people like us.

    • You

      Who said your normal…

    • Rusalka

      There is a cure for them, it’s called a cemetery. That is the one sure way to prevent them from ever offending again.

      • mad as hell


  • Mike

    So long off to stand before God and account for ones life…

  • Leonie


    • SerfCityHereWeCome

      Don’t worry Barry, death is merely a state of mind. He’ll still vote for you.

  • Susie

    Methadras at 4:59 pm. and Leonie at 5:26 a.m.



    so, so, very, very sad…..LOL..

    • Ron

      yes you are

  • Garv

    You people are so twisted you are dangerous.

    • rmcsticks

      and your a fool !

    • rmcsticks

      And your a fool !!

      • You

        And so are you “rmcsticks” so bend over and take it like a man…

  • Tim Horgan

    the world is a better place because of the good man that wasted this POS!

  • isrhij

    Justice was delayed too long!

  • lurkio

    “Staff began life saving procedures but he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m.”

    What kinda life saving procedures would you have used, maybe try kicking him and telling him to get up?.

  • Mark

    First offense child molestors should be executed the moment they are found guilty! and the victim’ family should be allowed the honor if they so chose! That child has lost their innocene forever, and traumatized for life! No mercy for pedophiles

    Same goes for drug dealers!

  • Westside

    Let them fight in the yard and kill each other. This sick a-hole deserved what he got.

  • mad as hell


  • mad as hell


  • Sara Lee

    No suspect…Nice.

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