According to prison officials, Kern Valley State Prison officials are investigating the prisoner’s death Monday as murder.
At about 10 a.m., prisoner Sidney Kang was attacked by inmates Anthony Ramirez and Michael Caldera, presumably in an entertainment yard with strict security.
Kahn was taken to a prison sorting and treatment area for medical treatment; however at 10:41 he was pronounced dead
According to the release, officers found two weapons made by the prisoners.
The 31-year-old Kahn was taken to the Kern Valley from Los Angeles County on May 2, 2014 to serve 14 years for assault using force that could cause grievous bodily harm, a second blow; infliction of grievous bodily harm; and have a previous conviction for felony.
Officials restricted the movement of prisoners around the yard to facilitate an investigation by the KVSP Investigative Service, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office and the Kern County Coroner.
Ramirez, 40, was released from Los Angeles County on May 16, 2008 on life imprisonment with parole for second-degree murder with a firearm and a 15-year sentence for intentional use of a firearm. bodily injury / death. While in custody, he was convicted in Kern County on October 23, 2020 and received 12 years for assault by a prisoner with a deadly weapon or force that could cause grievous bodily harm, a second blow, a crime in prison. On August 18, 2021, Ramirez was convicted in Kern County and given a two-year sentence for possession / manufacture of a deadly weapon to a prisoner, a prison crime and a second strike, the release said.
The 35-year-old Caldera was admitted from San Bernardino County on Sept. 7, 2010, at age 71 and four months for several convictions for second-degree robbery using firearms, second strike; as well as resistance / deterrence of the officer through threats / violence, also a second blow.