Two Convicted Child Rapists Beaten To Death By Fellow Inmate
Corcoran, CA – Two convicted child rapists died after a fellow inmate used his walking cane to pummel them in their heads.
The fatal attack occurred at the California State Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) and State Prison on Jan. 16, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said in a press release on Jan. 22.
Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, and David Bobb, 48, were both serving life sentences after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age.
De Luis-Conti had been an inmate with CDCR since 2001, and Bobb had been an inmate since 2005.
A third inmate, 41-year-old Jonathan Watson, bludgeoned Bobb and De Luis-Conti with a weapon during the attack, “causing multiple head wounds” to both prisoners, the CDCR said.
The weapon was determined to have been Watson’s walking cane, the New York Post reported.
Two correctional officers raced to the scene and attempted life-saving measures until ambulances arrived at the prison, the CDCR said.
Bobb died of his injuries while en route to the hospital, and De Luis-Conti succumbed to his injuries on Jan. 19.
The Kings County Coroner’s Office and the SATF Investigative Services Unit are handling the ongoing investigations into the homicides, according to the CDCR.
The motive for the attacks is also under investigation, CDCR spokesperson Terri Hardy told the Associated Press.
Watson was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 after being convicted of first-degree murder and intentionally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death.
The SATF, which opened in 1997, specializes in substance abuse treatment.
More than 2,000 people are employed at the 5,400-bed facility.