A Prisoner At California’s Maximum-Security Facility Was Fatally Stabbed: Know More Here

Authorities claimed that an inmate at a maximum-security jail in California passed away on Wednesday following several stab wounds from two other inmates.

A Prisoner At California's Maximum-Security Facility Was Fatally Stabbed: Know More Here

David Moreno, 38, was assaulted at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi just before nine in the morning, as stated in a statement released by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Moreno passed away less than an hour after the attack was swiftly put down by guards using chemical agents, according to authorities. Moreno was taken to a hospital.

While Moreno’s death is being investigated, two prisoners, Carlos Cervantes and Armando Taylor, have been placed in restricted quarters and three weapons created by inmates were seized.

In 2004, Moreno was given a life sentence with the chance of release and was placed in a maximum-security prison. In Los Angeles County, he was found guilty on two charges of attempting murder with a firearm. He was sentenced to three further years in prison in 2015 for assaulting a non-prisoner while incarcerated, according to the authorities.

In 2018, 39-year-old Cervantes travelled from Kern County to the penitentiary. Based on two convictions for first-degree murder with a firearm, he was receiving a life sentence without the possibility of release. In 2020, he was also given extra time for creating a lethal weapon and attacking another prisoner, according to the authorities.

Taylor, 41, was found guilty of murder and brought from Imperial County to the jail in 2017 to serve a life term with the possibility of release. Authorities stated that he was given further prison time in 2020 and 2022 for assaults that occurred within the facility.

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