FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Wednesday said one inmate killed another at a maximum security state prison east of Sacramento.
California State Prison-Sacramento inmate Richard Alvarez, 33, broke away from correctional officers early Tuesday, ran across a prison exercise yard, then stabbed inmate Moizez M. Munoz, 30, three times with an inmate-manufactured weapon, they said.READ MORE: 'Big Brother' Debuts Wednesday in a Special 90-Minute Live Event
Officers said they recovered two such weapons after they stopped Alvarez by using physical force and chemical agents. One officer suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital and released.Bomb Threat Investigation Underway At San Joaquin Delta College
Munoz died hours later at an outside hospital.
He was serving a nearly four-year sentence from Kern County for possessing a controlled substance for sale as a repeat offender. He had an additional eight-year sentence for assault by a prisoner with a deadly weapon and two more years for possessing a controlled substance in prison.MORE NEWS: Electra Fire: Firefighters Strengthening Control Lines, Some Amador County Evacuation Warnings Downgraded
Alvarez was serving a life sentence from Los Angeles County for second-degree murder and multiple other crimes. Officials said he has a history of assaulting other inmates and staff.