An attempted murderer from San Mateo County is accused in the killing of a fellow inmate at the state prison in Susanville.
Jose A. Nava, 29, is one of two men who allegedly stabbed Alexander J. Jasso at High Desert State Prison on Saturday night, prison officials said.
Nava is serving a 23-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder; he shot a man in the head during a daytime attack on a South San Francisco street in 2015. Prosecutors said that attack was prompted by a gang dispute.
The other alleged assailant in the prison killing is Jesse E. Diaz, 32, a convicted murderer from Monterey County.
Both suspects have been moved to restricted housing while the attack is investigated.
Jasso, 33, was stabbed with an “inmate-manufactured weapon” at 8:18 p.m. Saturday and died shortly before midnight, the prison agency’s report said. He was serving a life sentence for attempted murder in Monterey County.
Colorado dentist accused of killing wife by poisoning her protein shakes with cyanide set to enter plea
Woman allegedly steals $1,200 in goods from NorCal Target, tells cops they can’t arrest her. Officers arrest her anyways
Bay Area man gets 25 years to life for killing transient in 2018
Former Santa Cruz County man sentenced to prison for shooting neighbor
Unaccompanied minors face wearing IDs at California mall after fracas on Sunday