DELANO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 50-year-old inmate at a Southern California prison is being investigated as a homicide.
Corrections officials say Alfredo Valenzuela was found unresponsive Saturday in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Valenzuela’s cellmate, 36-year-old Noe Herrera, was moved to the prison’s Administrative Segregation Unit pending investigation.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office will determine Valenzuela’s official cause of death.