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Timothy Peoples, Salinas Prison Inmate Convicted of Attacks on Prisoners and Guards

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An inmate in the Salinas Valley Prison serving a sentence for murder and attempted murder charges was convicted this month of assaulting another prisoner and correctional officers, prosecutors said today. Timothy Peoples, 32, was convicted on Feb. 14 of six felony charges including two counts of assault on a prisoner and two counts of criminal threats and two counts of battery for attacks on correctional officers, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.

On Wednesday, a judge found that Peoples already had four strike convictions against him from a 1995 Los Angeles County case, including murder for the fatal shooting of a cousin and attempted murder for the shooting of a 7 year old girl, as well as assaults on police officers. Peoples is serving a life sentence for his prior offenses. He will be sentenced for the new offenses, which carry a potential sentence of six life terms without the possibility of parole, on April 24 at 9 a.m.

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