October 4, 2023

An tried assassin from San Mateo County is accused within the killing of a fellow inmate on the state jail in Susanville.

Jose A. Nava, 29, is one in every of two males who allegedly stabbed Alexander J. Jasso at Excessive Desert State Jail on Saturday night time, jail officers stated.

Nava is serving a 23-year sentence for tried second-degree homicide; he shot a person within the head throughout a daytime assault on a South San Francisco road in 2015. Prosecutors stated that assault was prompted by a gang dispute.

The opposite alleged assailant within the jail killing is Jesse E. Diaz, 32, a convicted assassin from Monterey County.

Each suspects have been moved to restricted housing whereas the assault is investigated.

Jasso, 33, was stabbed with an “inmate-manufactured weapon” at 8:18 p.m. Saturday and died shortly earlier than midnight, the jail company’s report stated. He was serving a life sentence for tried homicide in Monterey County.