Inmate found dead in prison hospital identified

VACAVILLE (KRON)—An inmate found dead last week at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville has been identified as 66-year-old Jose Garcia.

Authorities say the death is still under investigation, but it might be a homicide, said police spokesman Lt. Andre Gonzales.

Garcia was found in a pool of blood on Aug.22 around 10:35 p.m. and was pronounced dead just a half an hour later, Gonzales said.

Garcia was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole and use of a firearm, prison officials said.

He was also sentenced with attempted second-degree murder with bodily injury, officials said.

The death is still under investigation by the Solano County coroner’s and district attorney’s offices and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Bay City News also contributed to this report.

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