Prison mugshot released of inmate beheaded in gruesome prison slaying

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This March 13, 2018, photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Luis Romero. Jaime Osuna, a convicted killer has been accused of beheading Romeror in what authorities call a sadistic torture slaying at a California state prison. The Kings County district attorney charged 31-year-old Jaime Osuna with murder in last month’s […]

A prison mugshot has been released of the man authorities say was tortured and beheaded by notorious Bakersfield killer Jaime Osuna. 

Luis Romero, 44, was found dead March 9 in the cell he shared with Osuna, 31, at Corcoran State Prison. Kings County Assistant District Attorney Phil Esbenshade said one of Romero’s fingers was severed, an eye and part of a lung were removed and his head was decapitated.

“It was a very gruesome case, certainly the most gruesome case I have seen in my career,” Esbenshade told KGET after Osuna pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder with four special circumstances. 

The prosecutor said a weapon was located in the cell that appeared to have been manufactured from a razor with string around it. 

The heavily-tattooed Osuna, already serving life without parole for the 2011 torture slaying of Yvette Pena at a Bakesfield motel, could face the death penalty. 

Romero was convicted of second-degree murder in Los Angeles in 1993.

Osuna is next due in court June 27. 

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