February 25, 2024
The doorway to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa is proven on this undated picture. (Angela Carone/KPBS)

Two inmates have been being investigated within the demise of a 53-year-old fellow inmate at a state jail in San Diego, authorities stated Sunday.

Officers responded to an altercation at round 2:20 p.m. Saturday on the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility between inmates Michael Mendoza, 38, and Maurice Vasquez, 49, in opposition to fellow inmate Man Perez, 53, in accordance with the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Jail workers stated they noticed Mendoza and Vasquez putting Perez within the torso with “inmate-manufactured weapons.” Orders to cease the assault have been ignored and chemical brokers have been then used to place an finish to the assault, in accordance with a press release from the correctional division.

Medical workers have been known as to the scene for help, they usually decided Perez had a number of puncture wounds. Life-saving measures have been taken and Perez was transported to RJD’s Remedy Triage Space. He was pronounced useless round 3 p.m. Saturday.

Perez was acquired from Merced County on Jan. 14, 1997, and was sentenced to 25 years to life with the potential for parole for first-degree homicide and kidnapping.

Mendoza was acquired from Sacramento County on March 5, 2005, and was sentenced to 48 years for 2 counts of tried homicide.

Vasquez was acquired from a number of counties, together with Sacramento, Santa Clara and Los Angeles County on Oct. 5, 2004, and was sentenced to 50 years to life with the potential for parole for conspiracy to commit first- diploma homicide.

Mendoza and Vasquez have been positioned in restricted housing, whereas an investigation by the RJD facility continues.

The San Diego County coroner will decide Perez’s official reason behind demise.

No workers members or extra inmates have been injured, and no additional data was obtainable.