11-18-2005, 10:59 AM #1
CA - Chadwick Cochran, 35, beaten to death in L.A. jail, 16 Nov 2005
LOS ANGELES - An inmate was stomped to death after he cut in front of two gang members in a dinner line at the Men's Central Jail, officials said.
"They took upon themselves to teach (the victim) a lesson," Sheriff's Capt. Ray Peavy said Thursday of the previous day's killing. "This was a brutal crime."
The attackers spent 10 to 15 minutes beating and stomping the victim's head while other inmates looked on, officials said. The men were among 30 inmates locked in a room to eat dinner while deputies searched nearby cells for weapons.
The inmates were left alone and unsupervised.
"We're going to be looking at everything from the time that those inmates entered that (room): Why were they placed in that room? Was it the right thing? Was it the wrong thing? Were those windows boarded up for a reason?" Assistant Sheriff Paul Tanaka said. "You can be assured the sheriff's investigators are going to be looking at all of this. Our goal is to not have anyone die in our custody."
The incident was the second time in two years that an inmate was killed in an unsupervised group setting. The Sheriff's Department disciplined 22 deputies after five inmates were killed in the jail from October 2003 to April 2004.
Sheriff Lee Baca pledged last year to increase security and better segregate violent inmates. He said through a spokesman Thursday that the department will begin segregating from other prisoners gang members charged with murder.
The man who was killed Wednesday was a transient from Georgia who was jailed for being a convict in possession of a gun and escaping from jails in Arizona and Nevada Sheriff's officials, Undersheriff Larry Waldie said. His name was not released pending notification of his family, he said.
Christian Perez, 18, and Heriberto Rodriguez, 24, were charged with murder in the incident, Waldie said.
11-18-2005, 04:35 PM #2Registered User
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Animals. Good thing we have them caged!
11-18-2005, 07:48 PM #3Former Member
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There are two really nice guys at SQ that really reeeeeally want to meet you. Their names are Spike and Bruiser, their pictures are enclosed, they ask that you join them in the luch line-up tomorrow and just step in front of them as to not upset the gentlemen (ehm) behind them.
Enjoy your lunch,
09-02-2015, 03:07 PM #4
From August 2013:
A man involved in the beating death of a fellow Los Angeles County jail inmate was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A jury in June convicted Heriberto Eddie Rodriguez, 33, in the killing of Chadwick Shane Cochran, 35...
Perez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in April.
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