A 54-year-old man serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after a third-strike robbery conviction in Los Angeles County was attacked and killed, allegedly by his cellmate, authorities said Thursday.
It’s alleged that Martin Hall was attacked by fellow inmate Donald Wilson, 51, on Aug. 31 in their shared cell at High Desert State Prison outside Susanville in northern California, according to Lt. Gregory Crowe of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Hall — who had been in CDCR custody since May 31, 2000 — was taken to a medical facility for treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Crowe said.
Wilson has been serving a 22-year, second-strike sentence for driving under the influence causing bodily injury or death. He was received by the CDCR from Solano County on April 8, 2003, Crowe said.
The prison and the Lassen County sheriff’s and district attorneys offices are investigating the homicide.
High Desert State Prison, which opened in 1995, houses about 3,780 inmates.
–City News Service