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- Died: July 1, 2020
- Age: 75 year old
- Cause of death: unconfirmed
Joseph S. Cordova, who was sentenced to San Quentin’s Death Row for the murder of a Contra Costa County 8-year-old girl, has been found dead in his cell, according to state prison officials.
Cordova, 75, was found unresponsive in his single cell on July 1 at 4:08 p.m., prison officials said. Medical assistance was rendered and an ambulance was summoned. He was pronounced deceased at 4:22 p.m.
Officials said there were no signs of trauma; his cause of death and COVID-19 status will be determined by the Marin County Coroner.
Cordova had been on Death Row since 2007, after he was convicted in the 1979 rape and strangulation murder of 8-year-old Cannie Bullock, who was attacked in her San Pablo home while her mother was out drinking with some friends. In 2002, DNA tied Cordova, who was then in a Colorado prison for child molestation, to the long-unsolved Bullock case
Currently, San Quentin is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. As of Thursday morning, there were 1,247 inmates with confirmed COVID-19 infections.