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Condemned Inmate Curtis Price Dies of Natural Causes

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Curtis Price, 74, on California’s death row from Humboldt County, expectedly passed away on Aug. 17 at 1:50 a.m. at San Quentin State Prison. An exact cause of death will be determined by the Marin County Coroner.

Price was found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery, and first-degree burglary by a Humboldt County court and sentenced to death on July 10, 1986. Price was also sentenced to life with parole for first-degree murder.

There are currently 698 people on California’s death row. More information about capital punishment in California can be found here: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/capital-punishment/

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Aug. 17, 2021                                                   (916) 445-4950 or opec@cdcr.ca.gov