July 14, 2024
He is serving time for shooting a man in the head during a daytime attack on a South San Francisco street

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.

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