Thursday, July 7, 2016

Inmate Death at California State Prison-Sacramento Being Investigated as a Homicide

SACRAMENTO – Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (CSP-SAC) are investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate on C Facility, one of three maximum security facilities at the prison.  Two inmates have been identified as alleged homicide suspects in the attack.  Program activities on C Facility are temporarily suspended to facilitate the investigation.

Inmate Humberto Torres, 33 years old, was stabbed multiple times at 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon and was pronounced dead at 1:56 pm.  Torres was received from Lake County on January 26, 2000 and was serving a 25-year- to-life sentence for second-degree murder with a firearm.  He had been an inmate at CSP-SAC since June 18, 2015.

Prison officials have named inmates Rudy De Lossantos, 38 years old, and Michael Robles, 33, as suspects.

De Lossantos is serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for first-degree murder and was received from Orange County on November 1, 2006 and has been an inmate at CSP-SAC since May 27, 2015.

Robles is serving a 200-year-to-life sentence for second-degree murder and was received from Riverside County on February 25, 2005 and has been an inmate at CSP- Sac since May 24, 2013.

Prison officials used six rounds of 40 mm rubber bullets, two blast dispersion grenades and OC pepper spray to disrupt the attack, after which a stabbing instrument was discovered.

Three correctional officers were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries suffered during the incident.  

Opened in 1986, CSP-SAC is located adjacent to Folsom State Prison.  It was first known as New Folsom until its name was changed in 1992.  CSP-SAC is a Level IV maximum security prison housing 1,204 inmates serving long sentences or who have been management problems at other prisons.  CSP-SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health programming and inmates with high risk medical concerns. The prison offers rehabilitative opportunities through work assignments, vocational training, self-help programming, and educational opportunities and employs 999 staff.
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JULY 7, 2016

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