Inmate Death Investigated 01/16/18B 17:44 S.S.
The death of a 19 year-old inmate is being investigated. Jose Alcantar-Ortega suffered fatal stab wounds in his cell at Salinas Valley State Prison on Friday. He succumbed to those injuries yesterday. 26-year-old Alberto Cortez, and 25-year-old Jaime Romero, were also in the same cell, and have been named the suspects in this homicide. Both were in possession of inmate-manufactured weapons at the time of the Alcantar-Ortega’s stabbing.