LANCASTER – The death of an inmate at the California State Prison in Lancaster is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said Wednesday.
Steven Bogue, 63, was found unresponsive in his Administrative Segregation Unit cell on Tuesday (Oct. 2) and was pronounced dead at the institution at approximately 3:29 p.m., according to Lt. Jackie Galapon.
Prison officials have named his cellmate Damian Reguera, 40, as the suspect in the case. Reguera, will remain in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the investigation, Galapon said.
The victim was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on July 3, 2003, from Siskiyou County. His commitment offense was assault with a deadly weapon.
Murder suspect Reguera was received by CDCR on May 18, 2010 from Los Angeles County with a commitment offense of voluntary manslaughter.
The circumstances surrounding Bogue’s death is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.