(KGET) — An inmate condemned at San Quentin State Prison has died of apparent complications of COVID-19, state prison officials said Sunday.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Pedro Arias, 58, died Sunday at an outside hospital from complications believed to be related to COVID-19. A coroner will determine the exact cause of death, officials said in a statement.
No other details were provided about Arias’ death.
Officials said Arias was sentenced to death in Sacramento County in February 1990 for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery with a firearm. He was also convicted and sentenced to life without parole for kidnapping, rape and sexual assault of a child under 14 years old.
The state says 714 inmates are on California’s death row.