CORCORAN – Investigators at California State Prison-Corcoran (CSP-Corcoran) and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of a 48-year-old inmate as a homicide. Today at 12:36 p.m., staff found the inmate unresponsive in his Security Housing Unit cell. He was pronounced dead at 1:02 p.m.
The deceased inmate, admitted from Alameda County on October 24, 2011, was serving a 17-year sentence for first-degree burglary with priors. His name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
The inmate’s cellmate, Tyrone Robinson, 49, has been identified as the suspect.
Robinson, admitted from Alameda County on December 9, 1991, is serving 32-years-to-life for several convictions including first-degree murder and robbery.
The Kings County Coroner will perform an autopsy.
The Office of the Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review was notified.
CSP-Corcoran opened in 1988 and houses 4,399 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates. The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 2,300 people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 11, 2013
CONTACT: MARY KIMBRELL