- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) - California corrections officials say a central California prison inmate has been killed by two other inmates.

Corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Monday that the 36-year-old was attacked with an inmate-made weapon Saturday at Salinas Valley State Prison.

He died at a hospital an hour later. She says his name is not being released because relatives have not been notified.

Guards used pepper spray grenades to halt the attack in a maximum-security area of the prison.

Officials say two inmates already serving life sentences are considered suspects.

They say 42-year-old Brant Daniel is serving an attempted murder sentence from Sacramento County, while 57-year-old Leonard Dunning is serving a murder sentence from Los Angeles County.

There are 3,800 inmates at the prison in Soledad, about 130 miles southeast of San Francisco.


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