Two men from Sacramento and Stockton are in solitary housing after guards suspect they killed a fellow inmate at a Southern California prison.
Aaron Glynn, 36, was found unresponsive in Calipatria State Prison’s Facility B recreation yard with stab wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.
Prison staff tried to resuscitate Glynn before pronouncing him dead at 3:27 p.m. An inmate-manufactured weapon was recovered from the scene.
Charles Gilbert “Boots” Demar III, 43, and Bryan Cook, 42, were placed into the prison’s administrative segregated housing unit under suspicion of killing Glynn. Demar had most recently entered the prison system from Sacramento County, while Cook had entered from San Joaquin County.
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Demar was sentenced to 81 years to life under California’s three-strikes law in 2013 for selling methamphetamine to benefit the Sacramento Skinhead gang.
He had previously been convicted of burglary, manufacturing methamphetamine and a gang-related assault on two victims, and was named a person of interest in the 2011 killing of fellow gang member David Austin Lynch in Citrus Heights before being arrested on the final methamphetamine charge the day after Lynch’s killing.
Cook was convicted of second-degree murder in 2014 for killing his roommate and longtime friend Michael Jones, then scattering Jones’ limbs as far as 80 miles away from their Stockton home. A jury sentenced Cook to 16 years to life with the possibility of parole in August 2016.
Glynn was sentenced to 25 years to life in September 2011 for vehicle theft in Tehama County, his third strike.
Cook was treated for minor hand injuries before being moved into segregated housing.