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Dead Corcoran inmate ID'd; cellmate suspected in killing

5-28-2013 California:

A Corcoran State Prison inmate whose death last week is being investigated as a homicide has been identified.

The dead inmate is Douglas Eugene Willard, 63, of Hemet in Riverside County, the Kings County Coroner's Office said Tuesday.

Willard was found unresponsive in his cell about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, prison officials said. He was taken to an outside hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:16 p.m. His cellmate has been identified as the suspect, authorities said.

The cellmate, Allen Duane Queen, 48, is serving 259 years for several convictions from San Joaquin County, including attempted murder of a government officer, possession of a weapon by a prisoner, assault with a deadly weapon of a custody officer and making terrorist threats, authorities said.

Willard was serving a six-year sentence from Los Angeles County for lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and petty theft. He had served three previous prison terms. ..Source.. by The Fresno Bee

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