Death of Central Valley inmate under investigation

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 7/01/2014 11:21 pm

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities say an inmate has died at a prison in the Central Valley and his cellmate is considered a suspect.

The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Tuesday that 63-year-old Donald Cook was found unresponsive in his cell at North Kern State Prison on Sunday.

He had visible injuries and was pronounced dead after he was taken to an outside hospital.

Prison officials and the Kern County district attorney's office are investigating the death as a homicide.

They identified 34-year-old Rory Moser as a suspect. He is serving a nearly three-year sentence from Sacramento County for driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury.

The victim was serving a nearly three-year sentence from Los Angeles County for repeated petty theft.

The prison houses nearly 4,900 inmates.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.