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Condemned Inmate John Levae Post’s Death Under Investigation

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate John Levae Post, 42, died Monday afternoon, shortly after being found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison.

Post, who was discovered unresponsive in his cell at 2:20 p.m. Monday, was pronounced dead at 2:52 p.m. The cause of death is under investigation.

Post was received onto California’s death row from Los Angeles County on December 26, 2001, for first-degree murder in the September 22, 1996, drive-by shooting deaths of Aaron Johnson, 17, and Larry Logan, 23.

He was sentenced to death on December 17, 2001.

Since 1978 when California reinstated capital punishment, 52 condemned inmates have died from natural causes; 18 have committed suicide; 13 were executed in California; one was executed in Missouri; five have died from other causes; and one cause of death, this latest, is under investigation. As of December 21, 2010, there are 717 offenders on California’s death row.


December 21, 2010

Peggy Bengs
(916) 445-4950
Lt. Sam Robinson, SQ
(415) 455-5008