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* Fabian Mills and Charles Morris are suspected of killing Jeffrey Goodwin at State Prison, Corcoran

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An inmate who was convicted of rape and residential burglary in Solano County in 2000 is suspected of killing another inmate at a state prison system substance abuse treatment facility in Kings County, a prison spokesman said today. The Solano County man, Fabian Chevalier Mills, 47, and Charles Morris, 41, of Los Angeles County, are suspected of killing Jeffrey Lynn Goodwin, 43, in the recreation yard of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, the facility’s spokesman Lupe Cartagena said this morning.

Goodwin was found laying on the track at the recreation yard around 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Cartagena said. Goodwin suffered head trauma and died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield, Cartagena said. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the homicide, and Mills and Morris have been placed in administrative segregation at the Corcoran prison, Cartagena said.Mills was received by the California Department of Corrections on Dec. 26, 2000.

He is serving a 70-year term for first-degree burglary and sexual penetration with a foreign object, Cartagena said. The sexual assault of the 83-year-old woman in her Vallejo home happened on Dec. 10, 1999, according to court records. Mills was convicted on Oct. 4, 2000 and sentenced on Dec. 4, 2000. Morris was received by the CDCR on Feb. 8, 1993 from Los Angeles County, Cartagena said.

He is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, second-degree robbery and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon, Cartagena said. Goodwin was received by the CDCR on Oct. 1, 2003 from Orange County and was serving 14 years and eight months for first-degree robbery, Cartagena said. The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran houses 5,981 inmates and has a staff of 1,800, Cartagena said.

It opened in 1997 and houses minimum, medium and maximum security male inmates and provides substance abuse programs, academic and vocational education and self-help programs to prepare inmates for reintegration into society, Cartagena said.

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