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Condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison dies

SAN QUENTIN — A condemned man at San Quentin State Prison died Tuesday, authorities said.

Johnny Mungia, 64, had been on the state’s death row since 1997. He died about 9:20 a.m. at an undisclosed hospital outside the prison, authorities said.

Authorities did not immediately say how Mungia died but they do not suspect foul play. An autopsy by the Marin County Coroner’s Office will determine what happened.

Mungia received the death penalty on April 7, 1997, after being convicted of the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Alma Franklin in Riverside County on April 12, 1994.

Franklin lived next door to Mungia’s sister, and the killing happened during a robbery.

There are 705 people now on California’s death row.


Source: Orange County Register

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