Man serving life sentence for sexual assault of a child killed by fellow inmate, officials say

Posted at 9:26 AM, Jan 20, 2020

CORCORAN, Calif. – A man serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child was killed by a fellow inmate on Thursday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Officials say 41-year-old Jonathan Watson attacked 48-year-old David Bobb and another inmate with “a weapon,” causing multiple head wounds to both victims.

Correctional officers responded to the scene at about 2:34 p.m. Thursday and medical staff performed life-saving measures while waiting for ambulances to arrive for the victims.

Both victims were taken to an area hospital, but Bobb succumbed to his injuries while en route. The other inmate remains in critical condition.

Bobb arrived at CDCR from San Diego County in 2005 to serve a life with the possibility of parole sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old.

Watson was received by CDCR from Humboldt County in 2009 to serve life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and intentionally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility’s Investigative Services Unit and the Kings County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

SATF opened in Kings County in 1997 and houses Level II, III and IV inmates. The institution specializes in substance abuse treatment, houses more than 5,400 inmates.