Convicted Riverside County Rapist Found Murdered In His Cell

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) —  Officials at a Northern California prison believe an inmate found dead in his cell was killed by his cellmate.

Officials at High Desert State Prison say the inmate was pronounced dead around 9:29 a.m. Thursday after being found unresponsive in his cell. Officials have not released the name of the inmate, but say he was serving 90 years to life on a conviction out of Riverside County for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The inmate’s cellmate has been identified as prime suspect in his killing. His name has not been released, but officials say he is a 35-year-old inmate serving 64 years to life on a Los Angeles County rape conviction.

High Desert State Prison is located in Susanville in Lassen County. It houses about 4,500 inmates.

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  1. HollywoodSaint says:

    Garbage taking out the garbage..NICE =)…saves our state a little tax money!

    1. Lenny says:

      True but taking the law in to your own hands is not the answer.
      Personally if someone is found guilty of rape and the evidence is 100% with DNA etc then I think that person should be sentenced to death.

      1. Laughing in el monte says:

        The circus known as a state execution has a higher economic burden on taxpayers than strategic placement of cellmates within the prison population. Also, installation of webcams would provide a subscriber-based revenue stream for a more self-sustaining prison system–and is no less ethical than a televised execution.

      2. lotsoflaughs says:

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      3. MrX says:

        The death penalty is FAR too expensive, legally messy, and is ultimately NOT a proven deterrent to crime. Jailhouse justice is swift, brutal, cheaper, and far more scary to criminals and would-be offenders. This inmate was doin’ the Lords work AFAIC.

      4. joe says:

        So you decided to test you “humor” on an article about one rapist murdering another?

  2. Maril says:

    Good!!! This was exactly what he deserved!! I’m glad that piece of trash is gone!!!

  3. SWATK9 says:

    Finally an inmate earning his stay.

  4. Sheila says:

    Can anybody tell me how I can buy the inmate who earned his stay a drink? Two thumbs up for the job well done!!!

  5. alan hart says:

    Again, the master of the obvious. Two men locked in an 8×8 cell and one of them is murdered. Now who do you really think did it?

  6. Eye for an Eye says:

    Justice of another kind. This guy brought this wrath upon himself, no child or woman deserves any type of physical assault. As the saying goes, “Paybacks a B_ _ _ _”!

  7. Sandi A says:

    Kudos to the cellmate! Job well done…

  8. Ed Rooney says:

    God bless that poor man and his grieving family (Insert loud fart noises here)

  9. sfv41901 says:

    Job well done to the cell mate…….now its his turn to be on the execution cell for his a piece of S*** too……..after all…..he’s also a convicted rapist

    1. silly2 says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

  10. Kathy W says:

    Yes, there is hope. My fingers are crossed that the same thing happens to the monster that burtally murdered my niece, Shannon. This made my day. Family wants JUSTICE and the only thing stopping us is the state of ILLINOIS>

  11. LB says:

    OK TRUE STORY HE WAS GIVEN AN ORDER BY A SENIOR FELON TO KILL THE NEW COMER SO HE HIMSELF CAN LIVE AND BE A SLAVE TO OTHER JAIL MATES SO REGARDLESS HE WILL PAY THE PRICE AND SUFFER… HE WILL GET WHAT IS DUE TO HIM AS WELL

    1. grow a brain says:

      no dummy the guy was a child molester he had to go the end.

  12. Anthonyd Smith says:

    They all will suffer. The one who carried out the order, of course, but the one who was the shot caller will get it the worst because he set the order in motion. The devil is a chess player, and he plays to win, and he uses people of limited thinking to carry it out. So nobody won. So all the modern day Pharisees that are congratulating the killer and the prey’s demise, you will be judged for every careless thing you say, as will myself. There.

  13. Really says:

    Want to increase your chances of getting killed in prison? Be a rapist. Justice served.

  14. James says:

    This is not murder, this is a killing, plain and simple. Murder is defined as the shedding of INNOCENT blood, clearly this monster was not innocent. The phrase, he needed killin’ comes to mind here.

  15. justice served says:

    kid rapist and rapist put in the same cell wow crazy. what do we do with these people go ahead kill each other,whats the point we need to think of other ways.we need to put these people outside with electric fences and have them sleep outside.you act up you dont eat no tv no weights no basketball no vistors no mai.I bet you stuff wil change its to easy in jail to surive no crime will happen if you start,taking away there rights.problem solved

  16. August says:

    My Gawd, you people are sick & so deserving of the crimes committed against you.

    1. wake up says:

      your including yourself as well right?

  17. TheDagoStud says:

    I guess that the sort of stuff inmates do when they get bored. I guess it beats making a general nuisance of yourself. Hey, it’s all good!

  18. mitzi says:

    GOOD!!!! some people get what they deserve!!!!!

  19. Survivor says:

    To August, what a horrible ignorant thing to say.
    Clearly you have never suffered the horror of being raped, or had someone you love raped or murdered.
    If you had you would understand the wellspring of hatred these people have.
    NO ONE DESERVES THOSE CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THEM.ESPECIALLY A HELPLESS CHILD!
    It is only natural to be unsympathetic about the murder of a monster.

  20. Exit, Stage Right says:

    And people complain there isn’t any good news published or shown by the media. No tears here. So how much did the state save this time?

  21. jerry bolduc says:

    You people are sick!!!

  22. Rae says:

    Finally some penitentiary justice

  23. Chrystal Latham says:

    THANK GOD SOME GOOD NEWS FOR ONCE, IT’S ABOUT TIME SOME TRASH GETS TAKEN OUT, ARE HATS OFF TO WHO EVER DID IT, FREE SMOKES FOR A YEAR, AND AN EXTRA DINNER TO, COME ON NOW WE MUST REWARD GOOD BEHAIVOR

  24. Jessy blonde says:

    I remember he was one of those mexican molesters who committed this type of crime few years back. I remember clearly because the similar crime and offender are still around every day and every where. This kind of justice needs to take place more often in painful way. I celebrate it…

  25. Jim Kay says:

    If I had the name and number, address of the cellie, I’d buy him a package. He should get some time shaved off for good behavior.

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