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Inmate Slain in California Prison is 3rd Homicide in a Week

Camilo Banoslopez, 22, was killed Friday at Sacramento State Prison after the attack in a recreation yard.

The California Institution for Men prison fence is seen on August 19, 2009 in Chino, California. Up until an inmate from the California Institution for Women in Corona died on Tuesday from what appear to be complications related to the coronavirus, it was the sole site of virus-related deaths in California prisons.
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Corrections officials said Saturday they are investigating the killing of an inmate attacked by four felons at a high-security facility in Folsom, marking the third slaying this week in a California state prison.

Camilo Banoslopez, 22, was killed Friday at Sacramento State Prison after the attack in a recreation yard.

The killing follows slayings Tuesday at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad and Thursday at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano. All three homicides involved homemade weapons.

Banoslopez was arrested as a juvenile and was serving eight years for robbery and inflicting great bodily injury during a gang attack, officials said.

He was attacked by Albert Calvillo, 30, Irvin Rodriguez, 36, Osbaldo Velasquez, 38, and Jose Avila, 39, officials said. All four have convictions as gang members and are serving lengthy prison terms.

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