Monday, September 9, 2019 4:14 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say a state prison inmate has been killed by two attackers.
Corrections officials said Monday that 44-year-old Enrique Hernandez was attacked Sunday in a recreational yard at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Bakersfield.
Two inmate-made weapons were recovered at the scene.
Prison officials identified the attackers as Andrew Guzman and Andre Ortega, both age 35 and serving life sentences.
Guzman is serving a Los Angeles County sentence for aiding a rape and burglary, while Ortega is serving his sentence for a San Joaquin County murder.
Hernandez was also serving a life sentence from Los Angeles County for second-degree murder and discharging a firearm at both an inhabited and an uninhabited dwelling or vehicle.
The prison houses about 3,700 inmates.