Jonathan Watson

California Inmate Has Now Beaten to Death 2 Child Molesters With a Cane While in Prison, Authorities Say


A California inmate caused the deaths of two child molesters after beating their heads with a walking cane last week, authorities said. 

Jonathan Watson, 41, allegedly attacked David Bobb, 48, and Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, on Thursday at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. They were taken to the hospital with head wounds.

Bobb died en route. Luis-Conti was pronounced dead three days later.

Both men were serving life prison sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old.

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Watson has served 10 years of a life sentence from Humboldt County for first-degree murder and discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death.

An investigation into the prison beatings is ongoing.

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Cover image: Jonathan Watson. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

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