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Condemned Inmate Johnny Mungia Dies

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Johnny Mungia, 64, who had been on California’s death row since1997, passed away at 9:21 a.m. on March 16, 2021, at an outside hospital. An official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy by the Marin County Coroner; however, foul play is not suspected.

Mungia was found guilty of the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Alma Franklin by a Riverside County jury and sentenced to death on April 7, 1997. He was admitted onto death row on April 14, 1997.

There are currently 705 people on California’s death row. More information about capital punishment in California can be found here: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/capital-punishment/

Condemned inmate Johnny Mungia

Contact: CDCR Press Office, (916) 445-4950 or opec@cdcr.ca.gov