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Convicted Murderer Found Dead Inside Prison Cell: A Victim of Homicide, Police Say

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Convicted Murderer Found Dead Inside Prison Cell: A Victim of Homicide, Police Say. Photo By: The Gadsden County Times

Ricardo Saldivar, a convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison was found dead Inside prison cell last July 3, 2023.

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Ricardo Saldivar (left) and Peter Valencia (right).
Convicted Murderer Found Dead Inside Prison Cell: A Victim of Homicide, Police Say.
Photo From: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

Ricardo Saldivar Found Dead Inside Prison Cell

Officers from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) performed a welfare check at the cell where Saldivar and Peter Valencia had occupied.

According to the report, Ricardo Saldivar was found dead inside prison cell when the officers found him unresponsive. The staff from the CDCR had called an ambulance to transport Ricardo Saldivar to the prison’s treatment area. He was declared dead at 2:19 p.m.

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Prisoner Found Dead Inside Prison Cell: a Homicide Investigation

Kern County District Attorney’s Office, and the Kern County Coroner soon began their investigation for Ricardo Saldivar, being found dead Inside prison cell.

Salvidar is a 25-year-old and was sentenced to life with a possibility of parole on June 22 for first-degree murder and first degree-attempted murder.

Peter Valencia, the cell mate of Salvidar who was dead Inside prison cell, had arrived in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on May 3. He was sentenced for 18 years for attempted murder.

California officials said the incident will be investigated as homicide.

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