48-year-old David Bobb, an inmate at the California Substance abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, died after he was hit by a fellow inmate over the head with a cane.
41-year-old Jonathan Watson bashed Bobb over the head with cane last week, inflicting a severe injury that resulted in death.
Bobb was a convicted child molester serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole. He was convicted in San Diego County for aggravated sexual assault of a minor.
Watson attacked Bobb and another unidentified inmate with a walking cane. Both victims were rushed to the hospital with multiple head wounds. Unfortunately, Bobb died on the way to the hospital. The other patient remained in critical condition as of Monday.
Watson was serving a sentence for first-degree murder and discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is investigating the accident.