SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two more California death row inmates have died from apparent complications of the coronavirus in the midst of an outbreak that’s infected 40% of inmates at San Quentin State Prison.
The corrections department says Scott Erskine and Manuel Machado Alvarez died Friday.
Erskine was on death row for the 1993 murder of two boys, 9 and 13, in San Diego. Alvarez was there for a 1987 series of crimes that included rape, robbery, carjacking and murder in Sacramento.
There have now been two dozen deaths from COVID-19 in California’s prison system.