California convict facing charges in death of cellmate

Posted at 6:19 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 18:20:47-05
Investigators are seeking to have murder charges filed against a man they believe fatally injured his cellmate at a Southern California jail.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper reports Saturday ( that Marcos Elias Garcia is suspected in the death of Kevin Plichta at West Valley Detention Center.
The 53-year-old was found seriously injured and unresponsive Tuesday in his cell. He died Friday at a hospital.
Authorities say they believe the 31-year-old Garcia fatally injured Plichta, but they have not yet determined a motive in the attack
Garcia was scheduled to be released in July after serving time in a stolen vehicle case.
Plichta was arrested last month on suspicion of felony vandalism.
 Information from: The Press-Enterprise,
 AP-WF-02-25-17 2303GMT
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