A man serving life without parole for the murder of a Bakersfield woman is suspected of killing his cellmate at Corcoran State Prison Saturday morning.
Jaime Osuna, 31, was placed in solitary confinement after his cellmate, 44-year-old Luis Romero, was found dead during security checks at around 7:30 a.m., according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Vicky Waters.
Osuna was a serving life sentence for the 2011 killing and torture of 36-year-old Yvette Pena
Pena’s body was found in a motel room with knives and a pair of scissors in her back.
He pleaded guilty to Pena’s murder to avoid the death penalty in May 2017.
Romero was serving a life-with-parole sentence after being convicted in Los Angeles County of second-degree murder with the use of a firearm.