A California prisoner with a coronavirus died last week after spending nearly 30 years on death row to rape and kill a 47-year-old woman.
Richard Stitely, 71, died in San Quentin State Prison in the middle of a major coronavirus outbreak infected with a third of the prisoner’s population last Wednesday, according to the California Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.
After his death, the Stirus was tested for the virus and the Marin County Coroner Office on Monday confirmed positive results, CBS SF reported.
The forensic medicine department said that the official cause of Stitely ‘death is still determined.
According to a CDCR viewer, 1,347 of approximately 3,700 prisoners of San Quentin tested positive for COVID-19 late Thursday.
Most prison cases, 1,079, occurred in the past two weeks.
According to state data, San Quentin hosted half of all convicted virus patients in the state prison system on Thursday.
Prison workers were not protected and 114 tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
Since September 1992, he was constantly in death to rape and kill Carol Unger and then to put his body in the parking lot of a North Hollywood industrial complex.
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