A prisoner on San Quentin State Prison’s death row died Monday subsequent to being discovered inert in his cell, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Tuesday.
Jose Francisco Guerra had been waiting for capital punishment since Dec. 6, 1993 in the wake of being sentenced for first-degree murder for the 1990 executing Kathleen Powell, a trauma center attendant, in her Beverlywood home.
As per CDCR, prison guards found the 61-year-old inert Monday evening inside his single-individual cell and promptly started life-saving measures.
Central Marin Fire Department was called to the scene and took over clinical consideration, yet were at last ineffective and Guerra was articulated dead at the scene, CDCR said.
The reason for Guerra’s passing will be controlled by the Marin County coroner, CDCR authorities said.