Chad Padilla who shot another student at a Italy Texas high school was found dead in prison. According to court documents Chad Padilla would open fire in the Italy High School cafeteria and would strike fellow student Mahkayla Jones multiple times. Thankfully Mahkayla Jones would survive her injuries. Chad Padilla would be convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to forty years in prison. On March 21 2022 Chad Padilla would be found dead in his prison cell at the Telford Unit. Chad Padilla death is being investigated as a suicide
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A Texas man serving a 40-year sentence for shooting a classmate multiple times in a high school cafeteria in 2018 died in prison Monday.
Chad Padilla, 20, died March 21 at the Telford Unit in New Boston. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, jail staff found Padilla unresponsive at about 1:50 a.m. and began CPR. He was taken to the medical facility where EMS and paramedics pronounced him deceased at about 2:25 a.m.
Prison officials said Padilla’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed and that his death is being investigated as a suicide.
Padilla, who was serving a 40-year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted capital murder, pleaded guilty in June 2019 to shooting Mahkayla Jones six times in the Italy High School cafeteria in January 2018.
Jones, who survived the shooting, testified she hugged Padilla in the cafeteria, asked him to sit, and told him he appeared angry. She said that’s when he drew back and told her, “Sorry it had to end this way,” and shot her six times.
In a 2019 interview with NBC 5, Jones forgave Padilla for the shooting and said that it was time to move forward in her life.
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The person who shot a classmate at Italy High School back in 2018 was found dead in his Northeast Texas prison cell in a suspected suicide.
Chad Padilla was sentenced to 40 years for aggravated assault for the shooting
Prison officials said he was found dead in his cell just before 2 a.m. on Monday. His death is being investigated as a suicide.
Padilla shot a classmate when he was 16. He opened fire inside Italy High School’s cafeteria and shot 16-year-old Mahkayla Jones six times in the neck, arm and abdomen. Jones survived.