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California inmate killed at prison south of San Francisco

Prison, Jail (FILE)
Posted at 9:13 PM, May 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 00:13:05-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say an inmate has been killed in an assault at a state prison south of San Francisco.

Edgar Delgado died Tuesday evening after he was attacked by another inmate armed with a homemade weapon in a maximum security exercise yard at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad.

Authorities say they’re treating it as a homicide and didn’t release the other inmate’s name, citing the investigation.

Delgado had been serving a sentence of life with the possibility of parole since 2008 for Los Angeles County convictions including attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer or firefighter with a firearm.