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Thursday, Jun 05 2014 11:58 AM

Tehachapi prison reports inmate death

The Investigative Services Unit at California Correctional Institution (CCI) and investigators from the Kern County District Attorney’s Office are investigating an inmate homicide that occurred on Facility A within the Security Housing Unit at CCI.

On June 4, 2014, at about 11:30 a.m. inmate Oscar Rendon was discovered by staff in his assigned cell unresponsive.  He was pronounced deceased at 12:05 p.m.

Rendon, 41 was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on November 5, 1999, from Los Angeles County with a 61-year sentence for kidnapping and robbery.

The alleged suspect in the case is identified as inmate Billy Guzman, 53, who is serving a 94-years-to-life sentence from Santa Clara County for assault with a deadly weapon. Guzman was received into CDCR on September 6, 1986.

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