- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - Officials say an inmate on California’s death row has died of unknown causes while awaiting resentencing for fatally shooting two 15-year-old cousins in 1980.

Prison officials said Monday that 67-year-old Fernando Eros Caro died of unknown causes late Saturday at San Quentin State Prison.

A federal appeals court overturned his death sentence in 2002. It ruled that jurors should have been told about his brain damage from working with farming chemicals and problems he had as a child.

Fresno County Assistant District Attorney Steve Wright says legal wrangling and attorney retirements delayed Caro’s resentencing for years.

It was the second such death last week.

On Thursday, 69-year-old James David Majors died of unknown causes while awaiting execution. Majors was sentenced to die in 1991 for a Sacramento County triple-homicide.



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