California serial killer suspected of killing cellmate

February 26, 2023

Ramon Escobar


A California serial killer is suspected of killing his new cellmate, a child molester, on Friday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Last year, Ramon Escobar, 51, pled guilty to killing five men and injuring seven others during a two-week killing spree. Before that, Escobar killed his aunt and uncle in Texas.

Escobar shared a cell at North Kern State Prison with 53-year-old Juan Villanueva, who was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday morning. Villanueva was serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age.

Villanueva’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Prison staff has placed Escobar in restricted housing pending the outcome of the murder investigation.

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There is more than a few ways this killing was arranged or occurred by bad luck or karma etc etc …Escobar may have been seeking a solitary cell with no cell mates for the rest of his life without parole sentence , his easiest maneuver was to kill his cellmate whom he may have also known his cell mates conviction charges … Or prison staff arranged the housing , inmates are in charge of preparing documents for bed and cell moves which requires prison staff approval prior to bed and cell moves being approved …the rest of the scenarios would be a chapter of writing

Or prison staff arranged the housing”

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding…you win the prize.

Oh no!


Does this count as good behavior?