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Serial Killer Ramon Escobar Murders Cellmate

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Ramon Escobar is a convicted serial killer from California who is now been charged with killing his cellmate. According to police reports Ramon Escobar (upper photo left) cellmate Juan Villanueva was found unresponsive in his cell yesterday and after life saving techniques were tried he would be pronounced dead shortly after. Now Ramon Escobar has been charged with the murder of Juan Villanueva.

Juan Villanueva was serving a life sentenced with the possibility of parole for the sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. He was transferred into the California Department of Corrections earlier this month.

Ramon Escobar is serving multiple life sentences for seven murders that were committed in Texas and California. Ramon Escobar would murder his aunt and uncle in Texas before coming to California where he would fatally beat five people with a baseball bat and injured several others. Ramon Escobar who is originally from El Salvador was deported several times before the murders.

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A Los Angeles serial killer who bludgeoned his victims with a baseball bat is suspected of killing his cellmate on Friday at North Kern State Prison in Delano.

Ramon Escobar, 51, shared a cell with Juan Villanueva, who was serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Villanueva, 53, was found unresponsive in his cell at 8:49 a.m. and pronounced dead a short time later, according to a CDCR release. Prison officials have restricted movement in the area where the attack occurred so the investigation can proceed. The coroner’s office will release Villanueva’s cause of death.

Escobar is serving life without parole. He admitted to killing his uncle and aunt in Texas before fleeing to California, where in 2018 he bludgeoned five people to death and injured several others, many of them homeless, in attacks that occurred in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Escobar, originally from El Salvador, was deported six times before the killings, officials said.

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North Kern State Prison (NKSP) officials are investigating the death of Juan Villanueva as a homicide after he was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

At 8:49 a.m., an officer conducting a security/welfare check of the housing unit approached a cell occupied by Villanueva and incarcerated person Ramon Escobar.  The officer observed Villanueva unresponsive in the cell and immediately summoned for medical response.  Responding staff initiated lifesaving measures, summoned an ambulance and transported Villanueva to the prison’s triage and treatment area.   He was pronounced deceased at 9:03 a.m.

Officials have limited movement on the housing unit where the attack occurred to facilitate the investigation being conducted by NKSP’s Investigative Services Unit, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office and the Kern County Coroner. The Office of the Inspector General was notified and the Kern County Coroner will determine Villanueva’s official cause of death.

Villanueva, 53, was sentenced to CDCR on Oct. 25, 2022 from Los Angeles County to serve a life with parole sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old. He was transported to CDCR custody on Feb. 2, 2023.

Escobar, 51, was sentenced to CDCR on May 6, 2022 from Los Angeles County to serve a life without the possibility of parole sentence for two counts of first-degree murder. He was also sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for three counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder. He was transferred to CDCR custody on Dec. 5, 2022

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