Inmate from Kings County accused of killing fellow prisoner at Salinas Valley State Prison

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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An investigation is underway at Salinas Valley State Prison, where an inmate from Kings County is accused of killing a fellow prisoner.

An investigation is underway at Salinas Valley State Prison, where an inmate from Kings County is accused of killing a fellow prisoner.

Authorities say 30-year-old Angel Montes used a weapon to attack 59-year-old Peter Hernandez in a housing unit this past Wednesday.

Officers rushed in to stop the assault and staff members performed life-saving measures before Hernandez was pronounced dead.

Montes was already serving a sentence of life with the possiblity of parole at the prison in Soledad.

He's there on a number of charges, including attempted murder of a government official using a firearm, resisting arrest and carjacking.

The prison has not released details about a possible motive for last week's attack or the weapon that was used.

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