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Inmate accused of killing cellmate at Antelope Valley State Prison

October 3, 2012 |  8:21 am

An Antelope Valley State Prison inmate is suspected of killing his 63-year-old cellmate, authorities said Wednesday.

Prison officials identified Damian Reguera, 40, as the suspect but released no details about how his   cellmate died, except to say the man was found Tuesday afternoon unresponsive in their cell.

The dead inmate's name has not yet been released, prison officials said. He arrived at the prison in July 2003 on a Siskiyou County conviction of assault with a deadly weapon and was scheduled to be released in July 2014.

Reguera arrived at the prison in May 2010 on a voluntary manslaughter conviction out of Los Angeles County, officials said. He was scheduled to be released in May 2048.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

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