SAN QUENTIN – A San Quentin death row inmate assaulted a correctional officer on Thursday morning prison officials said. Condemned inmate Anthony Delgado, 49, attacked the correctional officer with an inmate-manufactured weapon at around 9:00 a.m. while being examined by medical staff.
The examination took place in the prison’s Adjustment Center housing unit, which is one of five units in the prison where condemned male inmates are housed. During the examination, the officer who was providing coverage, was attacked causing significant facial injuries. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Delgado was convicted of receiving stolen property in 1986 and was admitted to state prison from Monterey County to serve a 4-year sentence. While in prison, he was convicted for the possession/manufacturing a deadly weapon by a prisoner and was sentenced to 2 years for the in-prison offense. In 1990, he was again sent to prison for a second-degree burglary and served three years. In 1994, Delgado was convicted of assault with a firearm and was sentenced to five years in prison. He was sentenced in Lassen County in 1998 to serve a life sentence for resisting or deterring an officer with threat or violence and battery on a non-prisoner, in-prison offenses and his third strike.
Delgado was sentenced to death on June 21, 2000, after being convicted of first-degree murder of inmates Frank Mendoza in 1998 and James Mahoney in 1999.
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