CA: Death of inmate investigated as homicide

Source: SFGate

“The death of a 50-year-old inmate at a Southern California prison is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said Sunday. Alfredo Valenzuela was found unresponsive Saturday in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. 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 statement said. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will determine Valenzuela’s official cause of death.” (05/01/22)