Shasta County inmate suspected of killing fellow inmate

Stephen Dunckhurst from Shasta County

Two inmates already serving life sentences are being named as suspects in the slaying of a third inmate at a Northern California state prison.

Officials at California State Prison, Sacramento, said Thursday that 48-year-old Devlin Stringfellow was attacked in an exercise yard Wednesday afternoon by two inmates using inmate-made weapons at the maximum security prison east of Sacramento.

One of the suspects is Stephen Dunckhurst, 49, who was initially serving a three-year sentence for Shasta County robbery, but now has a life sentence for vehicle theft and a weapons conviction

Stringfellow was set to be released in 2020 after completing a six-year Los Angeles County sentence on drug, weapons and assault charges.

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