SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Authorities said Saturday that they are investigating as a homicide the stabbing death of a 40-year-old inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison in Monterey County.

Isaac M. McCuan was pronounced dead at 12:17 p.m. Saturday in Soledad area prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

McCuan’s cellmate, Juan Hernandez, 31, has been identified as the suspect. Hernandez came to the prison in 2013 to serve a sentence of life without parole for, among other convictions, first-degree murder and a street gang act in commission of a violent felony, the department said.

More from CBS Sacramento:

McCuan was admitted to the prison in 2013 to serve a sentence of life with the possibility of parole, with a 35-year offense enhancement for a street gang act in commission of a violent felony.

Hernandez was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending investigation, the department said.

The prison has nearly 2,800 minimum- and maximum-custody inmates.

Comments (3)
  1. CatherineBuckner says:

    I get paid more than $120 to $130 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this i have earned easily $17k from this without having online working skills.

    This is what I do….. More Infor

  2. CatherineBuckner says:

    I get paid more than $120 to $130 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 6 months ago and after joining this i have earned easily $18k from this without having online working skills.

    This is what I do….. Visit Here

  3. I guess Hernandez put the “Rehabilitation” back into CDCR?

Leave a Reply