Homicide Investigation in NorCal Prison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

JAMESTOWN, Calif. (AP) - Officials say they are investigating a death at a Northern California state prison as a homicide.

Sierra Conservation Center spokeswoman Lt. Leontine von Savoye said on Friday that 31-year-old inmate Andrew Tisnado was found in his bed with severe head injuries two days earlier.

He was taken by helicopter to an outside hospital, where he died Thursday evening. No one has been arrested in the slaying.

Tisnado was one of about 32 medium-security inmates in a dormitory at the prison in Jamestown, about 100 miles southeast of Sacramento. The prison holds nearly 5,000 minimum- and medium-security inmates.

He was sent to prison in January from Los Angeles County to serve a four-year sentence for possessing ammunition as an ex-felon. He was scheduled for parole in November 2015.

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