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.

CONTACT: Anthony Baer (559) 992-6104