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California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

A death row inmate died on Saturday in a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two prisoners attacked him, California officials said.

February 16, 2020 at 9:25 am

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SAN QUENTIN, California –
A death row inmate died on Saturday in a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two prisoners attacked him, California officials said.

John Abel – who was sentenced to death row for killing a man in 1991 during a bank robbery in Orange County – died Saturday morning in a hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. He was 75 years old.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, according to the department, which did not reveal the name of the hospital.

Officials do not suspect foul play, the department said.

Abel, who had already been convicted of a series of armed robberies, was sentenced to death by an Orange County jury in 1997 for the fatal shot on January 4, 1991, of a man at a bank in Tustin, the report said. Department. The man had just withdrawn $ 20,000 from the bank.

Since 1978, when California reinstated capital punishment, 82 convicted prisoners have died of natural causes, 27 have committed suicide, 13 have been executed in California, one has been executed in Missouri, one has been executed in Missouri, one has been executed in Virginia, 14 have died from other causes and seven – including Abel – are pending cause of death, the department said. There are 728 people on California death row.

In a separate case, officials at Calipatria State Prison are investigating the death of Joseph Martinez, 21, after two other inmates attacked him.

About 3:00 pm Friday, prison guards arrived at the scene where two detainees attacked Martinez in the maximum security courtyard of population C, according to the department.

Police officers used chemical agents and a 40mm non-lethal bullet to crack down on the incident.

Martinez was cut on his chest and back and taken to the prison's medical center. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the department said.

Martinez was serving a 24-year sentence for attempted first-degree murder, the department said.

Police recovered a gun made by prisoners, the department added.

The two suspects were placed in an Administrative Segregation Unit, pending an investigation into their involvement.

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