- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

IONE, Calif. (AP) - Corrections officials say they are investigating the death of an inmate at a Northern California prison as a possible homicide.

The state corrections department says 36-year-old Joshua McCormick was found unresponsive in his cell at Mule Creek State Prison early Tuesday.

Officials say McCormick’s cellmate, 35-year-old Brandon Dean, is suspected in his death at the prison in Ione, about 40 miles southeast of Sacramento.

Dean is serving a life sentence from San Bernardino County for murder and making terrorist threats.

Corrections officials say they will not release more details because of the ongoing investigation.

McCormick was serving a life sentence from Shasta County for three counts of murder and one of attempted murder stemming from the shotgun slayings of three men in the Redding area in 2013.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide