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Inmate Death Being Investigated as a Homicide

JAMESTOWN – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are investigating the death of an inmate this evening.

Inmate Andrew Tisnado, 31, died this evening at a valley hospital.  Inmate Tisnado was found by staff in his assigned bed on December 11, 2013, with severe head injuries.  He was transported by air ambulance to a valley hospital, where he was placed on life support.  No other information is available at this time as CDCR is currently investigating Inmate Tisnado’s death as a homicide.   

Inmate Tisnado was a Hispanic male and was committed to CDCR on January 31, 2013 from Los Angeles County to serve a 4 year sentence for Possession of Ammunition by an Ex-Felon.  He was scheduled to parole in November 2015.

December 13, 2013
Contact: Lt. von Savoye
(209) 984-5291 ext. 5499