Man charged with killing mother and step-father released from hospital

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 17:53:07-04

(UPDATE: July 25th) - Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt confirms to 23ABC that Derek Connell has been released from the hospital and is back at Lerdo Jail.


On July 18th the man charged with murdering his mother and step-father was treated at Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility for a medical complication. 

Derek Connell was then transported to a local hospital. 

Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said he did not know Connell's current condition or whether he was even still in the hospital.