Los Molinos man charged in slaying of 'San Quentin 6' inmate

Dec 8, 2015 8:19 PM by News Staff

A convicted killer from Los Molinos has been charged with murder in the August slaying of a notorious California inmate, just days after he was released into the general prison population.

The Sacramento County District Attorney's office announced the charges Tuesday in the killing of 71-year-old Hugo Pinell at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento. Waylon Pitchford and Jayson Weaver have been charged.

Pinell himself was a killer who spent 45 years in segregation units after a bloody 1971 escape attempt at San Quentin State Prison.

Prosecutors and the public defender's office say Jayson William Weaver and Waylon Douglas Pitchford do not appear to have attorneys.

Both inmates already are 38-years-old and serving life sentences at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi.

In July of 2002, Pitchford, and Red Bluff resident Thomas McDonald ran over 24-year-old Anthony Sforzini, in McDonald's car. He was subsequently convicted of second degree murder.

Weaver is serving a murder sentence out of San Diego.

The first court appearance for both men will be in March.

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