Corrections: Susanville inmate fatally attacked

Sep 1, 2015 6:55 PM by News Staff

Authorities are investigating the death of a Northern California inmate fatally attacked by two fellow prisoners.

Corrections officials say Matthew Jagger, 33, from Contra Costa County was on a maximum-security yard when he was attacked with inmate-manufactured weapon Monday. Officers quelled the attack, but Jagger died at a nearby hospital.

He was serving a 13-year sentence for vehicle theft, carjacking, and in-prison offenses of assault by prisoner with deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon by an inmate.

Both inmate attackers have been transferred to the prison’s segregation unit pending the investigation.

Jagger’s death is the second inmate fatality at Susanville in the last three weeks. Jonathan Velarde, 23, was repeatedly stabbed during fighting at the prison August 16 and then fatally shot by a guard who was trying to quell the disturbance.

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