Inmate Charged with Fellow Inmate’s Murder

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An inmate in the Sacramento County Main Jail is accused of killing another.

Khot Panyanouvong (Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Khot Panyanouvong (Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)

Around 6 a.m. Friday, a 68-year-old man was found inside his cell. Emergency personnel responded, and declared him deceased.

He was originally booked into the jail January 8 on drug-related charges, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies.

Investigators say the man died at the hands of 35-year-old Khot Panyanouvong, already in jail on a parole violation and resisting arrest charged.

He’s now charged with murder.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.