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Inmate accused of killing cellmate at Santa Rita Jail

Original post made on Sep 14, 2023

A homicide investigation is underway after a 39-year-old inmate at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin died on Wednesday, authorities said. A homicide complaint has been submitted against the man's cellmate...

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 14, 2023 at 11:29 pm

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Brand was being held at the jail after being arrested Sept. 8 by Piedmont police for trespassing and violating his post-release community supervision.

And while in jail, Brand got his clock cleaned by his cell mate, which resulted in Brand’s death. It is sad that the young man died; however, had he not violated the law prior to his jail stay, he would still be alive today.

But I’m quite sure the anti-cops out there will point the blame at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for the death of Mr. Brand.

Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Sep 15, 2023 at 10:06 am

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Sorry Malcolm,

But even people in jail for criminal activity deserve not to be killed while they're there. Whomever is responsible for "jail security" @ Santa Rita should be investigated for the death. The reasons for their being incarcerated have no bearing on their physical safety.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm

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I NEVER said Brand deserved his fait. But it was his criminal activity that lead to the circumstances while he was in jail.

And by the way, you have know idea who started the fight. For all we know, Brand's cellmate may have been defending himself.

We won't know this until we see the report.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 23, 2023 at 3:58 pm

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Hey Paul, please don't feel too sorry for Mr. Brand. Read below:

Brand also has prior convictions, including an 11-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon as a second striker, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

I don't feel sorry for violent felons.

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