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Homicide of California State Prison-Sacramento Inmate Under Investigation

FOLSOM – California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) is investigating an incident that left one inmate dead.
At 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, inmate Roberto Baldizon, 35, was discovered in his cell inside the prison’s maximum-security housing with multiple stab wounds. Baldizon was pronounced deceased at 10:27 a.m. Staff recovered one inmate-manufactured weapon at the scene. No staff members were injured in the incident.
SAC investigators have identified Baldizon’s cellmate, Antolin Cepeda, 37, as a suspect in the attack. Cepeda was received from Los Angeles County on Jan. 28, 1997, to serve a life sentence for first-degree murder.
Baldizon was received from Los Angeles County on May 22, 2013, and was serving a 12-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon.
SAC administrators have limited inmate movement on the facility where the incident occurred to facilitate the investigation. The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.
CSP-Sacramento is a multi-mission institution that houses approximately 2,100 inmates and employs more than 1,700 staff. Opened in 1986, the institution primarily houses maximum-security inmates serving long sentences and those who have proved to be management problems at other institutions.
CONTACT: Lt. Stephan Riley, (916) 985-8610, ext. 3012