- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - On Jan. 13, The Associated Press relayed an old story reporting that California death row inmate Brandon Wilson was found dead. Wilson was found dead Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, not last Thursday.

A corrected version of the story is below:

California killer of 9-year-old killed self on death row

Authorities say a California death row inmate who killed a 9-year-old Oceanside boy hanged himself in his cell

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - Authorities said a California death row inmate who killed a 9-year-old Oceanside boy hanged himself in his cell.

State corrections officials told the San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2jggvtH) in 2011 that Brandon Wilson was found dead Nov. 17, 2011, at San Quentin State Prison.

The 33-year-old was convicted of slitting the throat of Matthew Cecchi in an Oceanside Harbor restaurant in 1998.

The Oroville boy was in town for a family reunion.

Wilson, a drifter from Wisconsin, said he’d taken LSD and believed God had told him to kill people.

He was captured two days later after stabbing a woman during a robbery in Hollywood. She survived.

At his murder trial, Wilson told jurors he had no remorse and told them to recommend the death penalty or he would kill again.

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