California Prisoner Fatally Attacked by Fellow InmatesNovember 23, 2023
An inmate, David Moreno, 38, was fatally stabbed multiple times at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi. Guards used “chemical agents” to stop the attack, but Moreno died while being transported to the hospital. Two other inmates, Carlos Cervantes and Armando Taylor, have been placed in restricted housing while the incident is being investigated, and three makeshift weapons were seized. Moreno was serving a life sentence for attempted murder and battery on a non-prisoner. Cervantes, 39, is serving a life sentence without parole for murder, and Taylor, 41, is also serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for murder. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident as a homicide, and charges could be brought against Cervantes and Taylor. Moreno’s death follows a similar attack at another California prison in which an inmate was killed.