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Salinas Valley State Prison Homicide Under Investigation

Soledad– Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) investigators have launched a probe into the cause of a homicide incident. This morning just after 11 a.m., two inmates stabbed a third inmate several times. Other inmates on the yard began to attack each other and a riot ensued.

The inmate who was stabbed succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead by a prison doctor. His name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
Four inmates suffered injuries. Two were airlifted to a hospital; a third was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The fourth was treated at the prison. Their conditions are not known at this time.
SVSP administrators have limited inmate movement on the facility where the incident occurred to facilitate the investigation.
September  15, 2012
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