Condemned Inmate Brandon Wilson Dies of Suicide
SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Brandon Wilson, 33, who was on death row for the murder of a 9-year-old boy, was found hanging in his cell this morning at San Quentin State Prison. Wilson was pronounced dead at 6:47 a.m. He was single-celled.
Prisoner with violent record headed to L.A. area hospital
The Los Angeles Times-- State officials have decided to release a prisoner with a history of violent crimes to a local hospital over the objections of Los Angeles County supervisors.
Antonovich calls on Brown to stop transfers of dangerous inmates
The Downey Patriot-- Citing the pending transfer of a violent state prisoner to a county hospital on Friday, County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich called on the Governor to honor the commitments made by the state under the AB 109 realignment plan, which states that only low-level prisoners subject to parole -- and not deemed to be a mentally disordered offender -- can be assigned to county supervision.
63 Pelican Bay inmates riot
By Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate-- A riot involving 63 inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison broke out on Sunday morning.
Pelican Bay inmates still on lockdown after riot
Associated Press-- Pelican Bay prisoners remain on lockdown after a riot broke out over the weekend, involving 63 inmates and injuring three.
Inmates Who Escaped from Suisun-Area Facility Still At Large
By Bay City News Service-- Two minimum-security inmates who escaped from the Delta Conservation Camp just outside of Suisun City on Tuesday morning are still at large, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said today.
Condemned child killer hangs self on California death row
By Emmett Berg, Reuters-- A man convicted in the 1998 murder of a 9-year-old boy was found hanging in his death row prison cell on Thursday in an apparent suicide at a Northern California prison, officials said.
Man Who Killed Boy In Oceanside Restroom Dies In Prison
News 10-- A man on death row for murdering a 9-year-old boy in Oceanside 13 years ago was found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison Thursday, a death authorities believe was a suicide.
Man who killed Oroville boy hangs himself
AP-- A California death row inmate who senselessly killed a 9-year-old Oroville boy in an Oceanside park restroom has committed suicide, almost 13 years to the day after the crime.
Convicted child-killer commits suicide in prison
By Brandon Lowrey, North County Times-- Brandon Wilson, a man on death row for killing a 9-year-old boy in an Oceanside Harbor public restroom 13 years ago, was found dead Thursday, hanging in his cell at San Quentin State Prison, authorities said.
Charles 'Tex' Watson: No Parole 42 Years After Manson 'Family' Killings
The Huffington Post-- Charles "Tex" Watson, the former disciple of Charles Manson who once referred to himself as the cult leader's "lieutenant for killing," has been denied parole again.
Man convicted in wife's contract killing is sentenced to death
By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times-- As hired killers slit Pamela Fayed's throat in a Century City parking garage, her "bloodcurdling" screams echoed throughout the structure. Bystanders turned their heads in the direction of the horrific attack, footage from security cameras shows.