Another California death row inmate has died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus amid an outbreak sweeping through San Quentin State Prison.
Corrections officials say 58-year-old Troy Ashmus died Monday at an outside hospital.
Ashmus was sent to death row for the 1984 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl at a Sacramento park.
He’s the seventh death row prisoner and the 12th overall at San Quentin to die from confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections.
There have been nearly 7,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates in the state prison system and 39 confirmed deaths.