Murderer ‘killed’ pedophile in jail by ‘bashing his head in with a cane’
A convicted murderer brutally killed two paedophile inmates in prison by bashing their heads in with a walking cane, police say.
Jonathan Watson, 41, (pictured) killed David Bobb, 48, with the mobility aid at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, California
Bobb was serving a life sentence at the facility, which houses 5,400 men for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years-old at the time of his death.
He was jailed in 2005, and had served more than 14 years behind bars at the time of his death.
Bobb, who was convicted in San Diego County, was rushed to hospital after the attack, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Bobb was struck in the head multiple times.
Watson has served 10 years of a life sentence for first-degree murder and discharging firearm causing great bodily injury or death.
Watson also attacked a second inmate identified as Graham De Luis-Conti, 62 who was also pronouced dead in hospital.
De Luis-Conti had been imprisoned since June 2001 after receiving a life sentence for aggravated assault against a child under 14
In 2015 found that male sex offenders were twice as likely to be killed as other men housed within California’s prison system. They are often targeted by other inmates because of their crimes against children.