SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a prison guard is recovering after he was attacked by a condemned inmate on California’s death row.
They say 27-year-old Jesse Manzo assaulted the San Quentin State Prison correctional officer Thursday evening as he was being escorted back to his cell after taking a shower.
Manzo slipped his wrist out of an open handcuff and used the handcuff to hit the officer several times.
Officials said Friday that the officer was taken to an outside hospital for treatment of cuts including a significant facial injury.
Manzo has been on death row since 2013.
He was convicted of first-degree murder in Riverside County for the 2008 gang-related hate crime killing of Raymond Franklin.
He is one of nearly 750 inmates on the nation’s largest death row.
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