North Bay News
San Quentin death row inmate dies
A Death Row inmate died in his cell at San Quentin State Prison on Monday afternoon, prison officials said today.
John Levae Post, 42, was found unresponsive at 2:20 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 2:52 p.m., the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. The death is under investigation.
Post was convicted of the first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 22, 1996, drive-by shootings deaths of Aaron Johnson, 17, and 23-year-old Larry Logan.
He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2001, and was placed on San Quentin's Death Row on Dec. 26, 2001, prison officials said.
Since 1978, 52 condemned inmates have died from natural causes, 18 committed suicide and 13 were executed at San Quentin, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. One inmate was executed in Missouri and five Death Row inmates died of other causes, prison officials said.
crime, san quentin prison, north bay news
- Teen survives flight from SJC to Hawaii in wheel well 5 min ago
- At least 10 arrested at "420" celebration in SF
- Good Samaritan pulls boy from water in San Leandro
- Divers recover more bodies from sunken ferry
- San Jose police standoff ends with armed man 33 min ago
- San Francisco officer dragged by suspect getaway car
- Fairfield resident killed, boy injured after shooting
- Santa Rosa crash causes massive power outage
- Highway 1 reopens after major injury crash
- Posey, Lincecum lead San Francisco Giants to 4-3 win
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
- Minimalists find happiness living with less
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Monday
- roundup: Fatal shooting in Concord; Piedmont landslide