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Delano man dies in Kern Valley State Prison Christmas Day attack

Dec. 29, 2011 : Delano Now staff reports

Kern Valley State Prison officials are investigating the Christmas morning attack on a Delano man that left him dead.
Details are sketchy on what happened, but California Department of Corrections officials say Scott E. McInnis, 36, of Delano was found dead in his cell about 3:05 a.m. Dec. 25.
His death was determined to be homicide, or killed by another person.
An autopsy was performed on Wednesday by Kern County Coroner's officials, which revealed his cause of death to be strangulation. Also, it appeared McInnis suffered blunt force trauma injuries to his head and chest.
No further details were released at this time.
The case remains under investigation by the California Department of Corrections.


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