An inmate was found dead in his cell at the California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom on Thursday and officials said his cellmate is a suspect, according to a news release.
Tou Thao, 38, was found unresponsive and lying on the floor of his cell during a prisoner count on Thursday at about noon. Prison staff performed CPR before Thao was transported to a local hospital where he was declared dead, according the the release.
Authorities said they are investigating his death as a homicide and have named his cellmate Jose Negrete, 45, as the suspect. Negrete has been moved to segregated housing while the investigation is ongoing.
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