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 (http://bit.ly/2llWzD6) 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, http://www.pe.com