Inmate Charged with Fellow Inmate’s Murder
An inmate in the Sacramento County Main Jail is accused of killing another.
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.