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In-custody Homicide Under Investigation

CORCORAN – Investigators at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran (CSATF) and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a September 20, 2013, stabbing assault incident as a homicide.

Inmate William Salazar, 36, is the suspect in the murder of inmate Lawrence Lozano, 34, who succumbed to the wounds he suffered on September 20 and was pronounced dead on October 3, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

Lozano was committed from Los Angeles County on November 16, 2000, with a 35-year sentence for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 with force and violence.

Inmate Salazar was committed from San Bernardino County on July 2, 2002 with a life sentence for second-degree murder. He was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the homicide investigation.

The Kings County Coroner will conduct an autopsy.

CSATF houses minimum-, medium- and maximum-security male inmates. The prison opened in Kings County in 1997, houses 5,787 inmates and employs approximately 1,900 people.


October 4, 2013
(559) 992-7154
Contact: Lupe Cartagena