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California prison inmate's death investigated as homicide

California Unemployment Fraud
Posted at 12:32 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 15:32:37-04

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The death of a California prison inmate is being investigated as a possible homicide.

State prison officials say the 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell late Sunday at High Desert State Prison in northeastern California and was pronounced dead a short time later. His name and details of his death haven't been released.

The man was sentenced to seven years in prison for assault with a firearm in San Francisco County.

Authorities say his cellmate, Erik S. Montes, is considered a suspect in the death and has been placed in separate housing.