Inmate Dies of Stab Wounds at Folsom Prison

Inmate Dies of Stab Wounds at Folsom Prison

FOLSOM—An inmate found with stab wounds in his cell at Folsom Prison on February 2, 2015 has died, and another inmate was identified as a suspect in the death.

Inmate Roberto Baldizon, 35, was discovered at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday in his cell in the maximum security housing at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom. He had multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at 10:27 a.m., according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.

Officials said staff members found an inmate-manufactured weapon at the scene. Investigators at the prison have identified Baldizon’s cellmate, Antolin Cepeda, 37, as a suspect in the attack. Cepeda, who was received from Los Angeles County on Jan. 28, 1997, is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. Baldizon was received from Los Angeles County on May 22, 2013, and was serving a 12-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon. He was arrested on July 7 2012 and was also charged with assault with a caustic chemical and assault on an elder adult. at the time he was living in San Pedro.

Prison administrators have limited inmate movement in the facility where the incident occurred to facilitate the investigation, officials said.

Folsom Prison—located 20 miles east of Sacramento—houses approximately 2,100 inmates, most of whom are maximum-security inmates serving long sentences or have been management problems at other institutions.

As an interesting side note, legend Johnny Cash recorded his 1968 album at Folsom Prison. Many believe he was incarcerated, but that rumor is untrue. Singer Rick James “Super Freak” spent two years incarcerated at Folsom Prison for imprisoning and assaulting a woman and furnishing drugs to another woman before being released in 1996.

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