Prisoner accused of murdering another inmate at CMC

April 24, 2012

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County died following a fight with another inmate on Saturday morning.

The suspected assailant is currently housed in the administrative segregation  unit and the prison has been placed on a modified program pending further investigation.

Michael Walsh, 51, was found face down in the prison’s dining room where he was assigned to work and transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

In 1997, Walsh was transported from Kern County with a life sentence for multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, false imprisonment, sexual assault with force, and assault with a deadly weapon.


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19 Comments

  1. Russ J says:

    How can anyone be sympathetic to someone who sexually assaults another? How was his victim feeling after the assault? I don’t think anyone should be put to death for their crime but I’m not too broke up about his passing. How’s my grammar Mr. Flanders?

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Rus J,

      Well, you should ask Alon_Perlman, the “Comma Master”, since he brought up grammar usage in the first place, and especially since you didn’t put a comma between “crime and but” for that essential pause!

      See if you can wake this person up for your needed grammar lesson today.

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      • Lynette_Tornatzky says:

        Ted, “Russ” is spelled with two of the letter “ess.”

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        • Ted Slanders says:

          Lynette,

          I threw a bone out there by misspelling his name, and you caught it! Way to go Lynette! YOU WON!

          Now, if only the others were as astute as you regarding grammar and spelling, that Alon_Perlman STARTED earlier in this thread, it would make Jesus smile.

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          • Lynette_Tornatzky says:

            Now that’ s a statement that makes me go “hmmm-m-m-m.” So in this scenario, where does the dead Mr. Walsh fit in, or Mr. “X,” the accused murderer?

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            • Ted Slanders says:

              Lynette,

              It fits in no more than when you stated, to wit; “Ted, “Russ” is spelled with two of the letter “ess.” Get it? Sure you do.

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  2. bobfromsanluis says:

    The Tribune had a much more informative article about this murder at CMC; apparently the victim was a model prisoner, had no gang affiliations, and according to his mother, he was very serious about making amends for his crimes and living as clean a lifestyle one can have with a life sentence in prison.

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  3. Cindy says:

    This is very sad. We don’t usually think much about people who are murdered in prison, after all; they’re prisoners and probably bad people anyway, right ? My friends brother was murdered in prison up North some years ago, he was there for drug dealing (marijuana and hashish). She was devastated, he was her only sibling and he was due to be released in the next 18 months. Apart from supplementing his income from selling drugs, according to the near 100 people who attended his memorial service, he had led a stellar life, was loved by many and was considered a good summation, friend and neighbor.

    I don’t have a clue about the background of the murder victim in this story but I’m certain there are people and family who loved him. I offer them my sincere condolences.

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  4. Alon_Perlman says:

    Michael Walsh, 51, was found face down in the prison’s dining room where he was assigned to work and transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
    Could we have someone professionally rewrite this?
    Here,,,,,,, I found some spare commas in my keyboard.

    It seems Michael had a busy day, what with being found face down, then being assigned to work. And it is a good thing he was transported to the Hospital, since he was in no condition to drive himself.

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Alon_Perlman,

      Your quote: “It seems Michael had a busy day, what with being found face down, then being assigned to work. And it is a good thing he was transported to the Hospital, since he was in no condition to drive himself.”

      Your syntactical word salad sentence structuring is horrible! This is what happens when one is the alumni of a public school system, instead of a godly Christian religious school!

      Using your facetious sentence in the way of chronological order, a less choppy and better read would be, to wit; “It seems that Michael had a busy day, with being found face down, and then being assigned to work. It’s a good thing that he was transported to the hospital since he was in no condition to drive himself.”

      See? Using your original read, there was no need for you to have placed the pronoun “what” within your first sentence for obvious reasons.

      Don’t use conjunctions at the beginning of a sentence like you did by using the word “And”. Even though this forum is a non-formal setting, show some class!

      There was no need to capitalize “hospital”, especially since it wasn’t named.

      If you’re going to be the self-appointed grammar nazi of this forum, then clean up YOUR act first regarding the proper usage and structures of the English Language.

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      • centralcoastcoyote says:

        ABC Church? NCC Alum?

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      • Alon_Perlman says:

        Thank you, Cindy and Bob for reminding us that even convicted criminals often have someone who loves them.
        Thank you for the attempted grammar lesson, Slanders.
        I like it better how I wrote it.
        I did not proclaim myself the paragon of grammar, nor did I enroll myself in correcting the “forum” (comment string), as you imply. That is what you are doing. There is no reason that grammatical standards should apply to forum commenters. The subject of the article is an unfortunate event at CMC.
        The article was written by someone who could had done a better job writing it. I am not in contention for that job.
        May your god judge you with much mercy.

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        • Ted Slanders says:

          Alon_Perlman,

          “I did not proclaim myself the paragon of grammar”, but yet you said; “I found some spare commas in my keyboard.” (Actually, those commas are “on” your keyboard intead of within)

          Obviously you’ll never be a paragon of grammar, but you implied it with your snide statement shown above with your comma reference. Therefore, you most certainly enrolled in correcting the writer of this story! When you did it in this case, we can only assume that you’ll do it again. You’re enrolled.

          If you like your written post in question better the way you wrote it, then I am truly sorry for you in not being able to see how depressive it really is, and what that represents overall while we try to read it.

          Oh, and my grammar lesson to you wasn’t “attempted” in any way, it was spot on!

          This is where you throw in the towel.

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          • Alon_Perlman says:

            No

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            • Ted Slanders says:

              Alon_Perlman,

              Your grammar was perfect in your response above, barring the fact that you forgot to place a period after the word “No”. Nonetheless, stick to one word posts and you’ll be fine!

              Better yet, don’t try and be the grammar nazi unless you’re absolutely perfect at grammar of the English Language. A lesson learned?

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              • Alon_Perlman says:

                trolling.

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                • Ted Slanders says:

                  Alon_Perlman,

                  Then stop doing it! We’re trying to have a serious discussion here!

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                • Spirit Filled says:

                  Maybe you guys are really good at something. Wait I know what it is………you both love God and each other. Thanks guys, God bless you and all of us.

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    • Cindy says:

      Alon, Check this out…..

      “McCormick also represented a Grover Beach man, Randal Corvey, who was accused of attacking two local police officers, one of whom later shot him, while high on methamphetamine.”

      Isn’t that funny, the cop was high on methamphetamine when he shot Corvey.

      Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/24/2041783/tom-mccormick-lawyer-death.html#storylink=cpy

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