Pedophile who molested child under 14 beaten to death by murder convict inside California prison

Jonathan Watson, 41, attacked David Bobb, who was convicted of sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, with a weapon and caused a fatal head wound


                            Pedophile who molested child under 14 beaten to death by murder convict inside California prison
Jonathan Watson (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

CORCORAN, CALIFORNIA: A convicted child molester was attacked and killed by another inmate during a melee this past week, confirmed the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The incident unfolded this past Thursday, January 16, at around 2:30 pm at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) and State Prison -- which houses more than 5,400 inmates and specializes in substance abuse treatment -- in Corcoran, according to Fox26 News, and involved a total of three inmates.

Prison officials said inmate Jonathan Watson, 41, attacked two inmates including child molester David Bobb, with a weapon, causing multiple head wounds to both the victims. Medical staff responded to the scene and continued life-saving measures while waiting for the ambulance to arrive to transport both injured inmates to receive more comprehensive treatment.

Both were then taken to a local medical center, but Bobb, 48, succumbed to his injuries while on the way to the hospital. He was declared dead at 4:01 pm, prison officials confirmed. The other inmate, who has not been identified, remains in critical condition.

Bobb was reportedly received by the CDCR from San Diego County on October 17, 2005, and had been serving life with the possibility of parole after he was convicted of sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

Watson, on the other hand, had been received the CDCR from Humboldt County on September 4, 2009, to serve life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and intentionally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death. SATF's Investigative Services Unit and the Kings County Coroner’s Office are investigating the attack.

KRON4 cited the Associated Press and reported that a 2015 analysis had found that male sex offenders were being killed at a rate double their percentage in California's prison population, often because they were targeted by other inmates for their crimes against children. 

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