An inmate from Los Angeles serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole was attacked and killed in the yard of a Kern County prison Thursday.
Two inmates attacked the victim, identified as Sergio Robles, 44, about 10 a.m. with “inmate-made stabbing weapons,” according to Lt. John Melvin of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Officers responded and ordered the attackers to stop, which they did without the use of force, Melvin said.
Robles suffered stab wounds to his head, back and upper body and was treated at the Kern Valley State Prison before being taken to an outside hospital for further treatment, Melvin said. Robles was pronounced dead at a hospital just before 11 a.m.
Robles was sent to Kern Valley State Prison in Delano on Nov. 19, 1996, following a conviction for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Both of the suspected attackers are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole, one for kidnap/carjacking and second-degree robbery, the other for attempted second-degree murder, assault with a firearm and assault by a prisoner with a deadly weapon, his third strike, Melvin said.
The facility was placed on a 24-hour lockdown following the attack.
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