Guard attacked by double-murderer on California death row
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Guard attacked by double-murderer on California death row

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    Officials say a guard on California’s death row has been injured by Anthony Delgado, 49, who previously killed two of his fellow prisoners. The guard was taken to an outside hospital Thursday, April 20, 2017, for treatment of several cuts. He is expected to fully recover.

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. >> Officials say a guard on California’s death row has been injured by a condemned inmate who previously killed two of his fellow prisoners.

The correctional officer was taken to an outside hospital Thursday for treatment of several cuts including what officials called a significant facial injury.

He is expected to fully recover.

They say he was attacked with an inmate-made weapon by 49-year-old Anthony Delgado. The attack took place while Delgado was being examined by San Quentin State Prison’s medical staff.

Delgado was originally sent to prison in 1994 to serve a five-year sentence for assault with a firearm.

But he was sentenced to death in 2000 for killing two inmates, both at a state prison in Corcoran. He killed one in 1998 and the second in 1999.

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