- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say an inmate at a prison on California’s Central Coast is dead after he was assaulted by two other inmates.

They said Wednesday that 38-year-old Isaiah Williams died at an outside hospital about an hour after he was attacked with inmate-made weapons on Tuesday.

Salinas Valley State Prison guards used irritating chemicals and fired one shot from a rifle to stop the assault.

Williams was serving a life sentence from Fresno County for murder.

Prison officials named 51-year-old Andrew Berry and 53-year-old Rex Dickey, both from Los Angeles County, as suspects in the attack.

Both are serving life terms for murder - Dickey for a slaying when he was already behind bars for burglary.

The prison located in Soledad houses about 3,700 inmates 140 miles southeast of San Francisco.

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