SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say an inmate has been killed at a Northern California state prison and two other prisoners are suspects in his death.
Officials say the 63-year-old man was stabbed with a homemade weapon in an exercise yard Thursday at California State Prison, Sacramento.READ MORE: Fire Burns At Modesto Home Overnight
Guards saw two inmates fighting with him and used pepper spray and a blast grenade to stop the violence.
The dead inmate was serving life without chance of parole at the maximum-security prison east of Sacramento. His name wasn’t immediately released.READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Boy Shot In Sacramento
The suspects have been identified as Joshua Kerr and Nicholas Mangelli. Both men have been placed in the prison’s segregation unit.
Mangelli, 28, is serving a life sentence out of Sacramento County without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon.
Kerr, 35, is serving a 22-year sentence out of Orange County for second-degree murder with an enhancement for gang activity and second-degree robbery.MORE NEWS: Firefighters, Animal Services
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