San Quentin death row inmate dies of unknown causes

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SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (KRON) – Condemned inmate Edward Crawford II died of unknown causes at San Quentin State Prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced in a statement Thursday.

According to officials, the 46-year-old death row inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday night.

He was taken to a hospital where he died about 12 hours later.

His cause of death will be determined by the Marin County Coroner’s Office.

Crawford had been on death row since 2002.

He was sentenced to death in Alameda County on June 7, 2002 for killing a 16-year-old San Jose girl and a Fremont man.

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