California officials say prisoner killed by 2 fellow inmates

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SUSANVILLE, California – (AP) Officials at a Northern California state prison say an inmate has been stabbed to death after an attack by two other prisoners.

Correctional officers say they saw the attack Tuesday on 37-year-old Richard Leyva in an exercise yard at California Correctional Center in Susanville.

Officers used pepper spray and pepper-spray grenades to break up the attack but Leyva received several stab wounds and died on the way to a hospital.

Inmates Luiz Ortega and Vincent Martinez have been placed in segregation as authorities investigate the death.

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