The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported on Friday that a life-sentenced inmate in a Kern County prison is suspected of killing his cellmate.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stated that 53-year-old inmate Juan Villanueva was discovered unresponsive at 8:50 a.m. in the cell he shared with Ramon Escobar at North Kern State Prison.
Not much time passed before Villanueva’s death was officially confirmed.
Who Is The Suspect?
According to the police, Escobar, 51, is the prime suspect in what is being treated as a homicide investigation. The medical examiner’s office is responsible for determining the cause of death.
After being found guilty on five counts of murder, Escobar was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. According to the court records, in 2022, he pled guilty to four offences and no contest to the fifth.
Officials have indicated that several fatalities were homeless people who were beaten to death. At the time, prosecuting authorities reported that he had won and robbed more victims. In the case of some of the victims, Escobar attacked them while they were sleeping, using a bat or other blunt item.
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It was reported at the time by NBC station KPRC of Houston that Escobar, a native Texan, had pled guilty to murder in the shooting murders of his uncle and aunt.
The Prison Administration stated that Villanueva was serving a life term with the possibility of parole for aggravated sexual assault against a kid younger than 14.
As of February 2nd, he is in the department’s custody pending his sentencing in 2022.
A department official confirmed that Escobar had been transferred to secure housing pending the result of the investigation.
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