Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inmate Death at Corcoran State Prison Under Investigation

CORCORAN – Investigators at California State Prison-Corcoran (CSP-Corcoran) and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of inmate Delbert Miller, 69, as a homicide.  This morning, inmate Miller was found unresponsive in his cell. He was pronounced dead on January 24, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.

Inmate Miller was serving an 81-years-to-life sentence for first-degree murder from Humboldt County since May 30, 2008. Inmate Miller had a prior 1988 conviction from Humboldt County of rape and forced oral copulation of child. He had been housed at CSP-Corcoran since last July.

The inmate’s cellmate, Kyle Alexander Osborn, has been identified as the suspect and was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit.

Osborn, 20, was admitted to state prison from San Bernardino County on June 9, 2009 with a 26-year, six-month sentence for lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 with force and violence, penetration with force against a victim’s will, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

The Kings County Coroner will perform an autopsy.

The Office of Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review was notified.

CSP-Corcoran opened in 1988 and houses 4,595 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates. The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 2,300 people.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Anthony Baer (559) 992-6104