An inmate serving a 12-year second-degree robbery sentence imposed in Los Angeles County was stabbed to death during a confrontation with two other prisoners, including a convicted murderer.

Anthony Oliva, 22, was attacked at the maximum-security California State Prison, Sacramento, according to Lt. Levance Quinn of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Inmates Osvaldo Luengas, 26, and Jose Chavez, 27, are suspected of stabbing Oliva in the exercise yard Tuesday afternoon, Quinn said.

According to Quinn, prison staff sounded the alarm and ordered all inmates to get down on the ground as soon as the suspects were seen stabbing Oliva.

He was first taken to the prison clinic and then transported by ambulance to an outside hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday, Quinn said.

Oliva had been in CDCR custody since May 12, 2014, Quinn said.

Luengas was taken into CDCR custody from Santa Cruz County on July 22, 2009, to serve an 18-year sentence for second-degree attempted murder, while Chavez was brought from Los Angeles County on May 27, 2010, to serve consecutive sentences of 25 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and 20 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree attempted murder, Quinn said.

The Sacramento prison houses about 2,300 inmates and employs around 1,700 people, according to Quinn, who said the lockup holds long-term inmates, those requiring specialized mental health programming and inmates with high- risk medical concerns.

–City News Service

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