SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — On Jan. 13, The Associated Press relayed an old story reporting that California death row inmate Brandon Wilson was found dead. Wilson was found dead Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, not last Thursday.
A corrected version of the story is below:
California killer of 9-year-old killed self on death row
Authorities say a California death row inmate who killed a 9-year-old Oceanside boy hanged himself in his cell
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Authorities said a California death row inmate who killed a 9-year-old Oceanside boy hanged himself in his cell.
State corrections officials told the San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2jggvtH) in 2011 that Brandon Wilson was found dead Nov. 17, 2011, at San Quentin State Prison.
The 33-year-old was convicted of slitting the throat of Matthew Cecchi in an Oceanside Harbor restaurant in 1998.
The Oroville boy was in town for a family reunion.
Wilson, a drifter from Wisconsin, said he’d taken LSD and believed God had told him to kill people.
He was captured two days later after stabbing a woman during a robbery in Hollywood. She survived.
At his murder trial, Wilson told jurors he had no remorse and told them to recommend the death penalty or he would kill again.