- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials have identified a California inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell as Darryl Staples, who was serving a life sentence for a beating death.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://sfg.ly/20IEV9N ) that 53-year-old Staples was found unresponsive in his cell at the California State Prison-Sacramento facility in Represa on Monday.

Corrections officials say Staples’ cellmate Rambo Martin has been identified as a suspect in the homicide, though no details about Staples’ death have been released.

Staples pleaded guilty in 1983 to the first-degree murder of 76-year-old Edward Lewis, who was found bludgeoned in the bedroom of his Mill Valley home.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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