SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Corrections officials say two inmates have died in suspected homicides at separate California state prisons.
They reported Tuesday that the victims' cellmates are considered suspects in both recent deaths.
A 53-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Monday night at maximum-security California State Prison-Sacramento.
State officials did not release the inmate's name or other information because of the investigation. The victim was serving a life sentence for a Marin County murder.
On Friday, 46-year-old Miguel Alejo was found unresponsive in his cell at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi. He was serving a six-year sentence from Fresno County for robbery and burglary.
No charges have been filed against the cellmates.
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton says officials do not suspect a connection between the two deaths.