Suspects identified by California officials in connection with the August stabbing death of infamous inmate Hugo Pinell had histories of prison assaults, including one case still pending, court records show.
The lethal attack on Pinell sparked a large and violent riot at a high-security state prison near Folsom. One of the five inmates who were injured in the melee remains hospitalized in serious condition, said corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton.
Aside from releasing the names of suspects in the attack on Pinell, Thornton said the department is not releasing further information, including the suspected motive of the assault.
The results of a two-month prison investigation into Pinell’s death will be turned over to district attorneys in Sacramento for possible prosecution, said Lt. Aaron Konrad, a spokesman for California State Prison-Sacramento where the attack and riot took place.
The suspects are Jayson W. Weaver, 38, from San Diego County, and Waylon D. Pitchford, 37, from Tehama County.
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