KSEE24 has officially switched frequencies. You must rescan your TV if you use an antenna. Call 559-222-2411 Option 3 for more info.

California prison inmate killed by his cellmate, authorities allege

jail bars_1551761739116.png.jpg

California State Prison officials are investigating the death of a 44-year-old inmate as a homicide Saturday.

During security checks around 7:30 a.m. at California State Prison in Corcoran, staff found Luis Romero dead in his cell. His cellmate, Jaime Osuna, 31, has been a named a suspect in the homicide.

Osuna has been placed in the administrative segregation unit, authorities confirmed.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing with the help of the Kings County Sheriff’s Department. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General have been notified of the homicide.

Osuna, the suspect, was in prison serving a with a life-without-parole sentence for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Romero was serving a life-with-parole sentence after being convicted in Los Angeles County for second-degree murder with the use of a firearm.

For local and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Sunday Service
Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.