Sources: Itzcoatl Ocampo Died After Eating Ajax in His Single-Man Cell [UPDATE]

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Original post 8 a.m.: No one saw this one coming: Wednesday night, just as all of Orange County settling in to overdose on turkey, accused serial killer Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo was rushed to Western Medical Center after being found violently ill in his cell. Yesterday, just as OC was filling up on whatever they fill up before the turkey, the OC Sheriff's Department announced Ocampo was dead.

Um, unless Ocampo got the Ebola virus or whatever's going around the cell block in the latest season of The Walking Dead, something fishy is going on.

Check out our extensive, previous Ocampo coverage here. In the meanwhile, back to the turkey--and more on Monday, when we're over our turkey hangover...

UPDATE, 12:06 P.M.: Sources close to the investigation tell the Weekly that Ocampo died after eating Ajax in his cell at Central Jail, which would be a hell of a way to die given he has been in virtual solitary confinement since his arrest early last year and is supposedly heavily monitored by OC Sheriff's Department jail deputies.

The department is being understandably tight-lipped about the incident, and results of an autopsy won't be known for days. But Ocampo's attorney, Michael Molfetta, confirmed to the Associated Press today that his client ingested something that killed him after a bout of shaking and vomiting. The lawyer then went on to blast the Sheriff's Department for their ineptitude.

"If you spend three minutes with Ocampo, you are acutely aware of the fact that he has some mental issues," Molfetta told AP reporter Gillian Flaccus. "They were severe and they were obvious and they definitely were not contrived...With that being said, this was a guy who should have garnered the highest level of scrutiny ... and it wasn't done."

Flaccus then asked the OC sheriff's for comment, writing that they "declined to comment on inmate supervision or the attorney's account except to say jail deputies are required, in general, to walk by each inmate's cell a minimum of once an hour."

OC's sheriff-run jail system, of course, is notorious for its lack of oversight and wave of inmate deaths. More--much more--to come on this.

Email: garellano@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @gustavoarellano.

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rb2767
rb2767

We're very quick to send people to war, but we're super slow taking care of those people that actually make that sacrifice."


csense
csense

Good riddance to a very evil scumbag POS. Coward dies a cowards death.

halo1234
halo1234

Great news, best news in a long time! Good job whoever gave him the AJAX. This POS deserved it and he's suffering in hell now forever. This sorry excuse should have been killed at birth.

wggjs
wggjs

It is a shame, I really thought Hutchen's would clean up the O.C. jail system.

realsimple778
realsimple778

Always be aware of your surroundings. We have killers that we trained and sent to witness the horribleness of war living amongst us. About 11% of the inmates are veterans and they deserve better mental health services. The VA hospitals write them dangerous and mind-altering prescriptions and then do not follow them to see how they're handling these drugs. 

Bill Gurney
Bill Gurney

Too bad he didn't eat it before he killed those people.

r0nnieoc714
r0nnieoc714

Sad that this piece of garbage coward got off so lightly. This coward didn't even have the balls to let his victim's defend themselves, he killed them when they were asleep. And of course the OCJ Deputy's weren't doing their job by monitoring this punk, cause they were probably having to much fun picking on some guy going through "The Loop". How hard is it to sit behind that tinted glass and push buttons and turn keys? A fricken monkey could do that job. .And why was he able to accumulate Ajax? Cause the Deputy's are to busy tossing up cells and destroying inmates property because because they got a whiff of a batch of pruno kicking off. Orange County Sheriffs are a joke.

RAPman
RAPman

I remember the Ajax commercial slogan on TV from 50 years ago, "Ajax with scour power -- gets out stains even bleach can't reach!"

I guess that stuff really works.

trb92677
trb92677

Whatever amout of time there and the .33 cents for the can we gave him.

ESADnikkers
ESADnikkers

"he had some mental issues" Looks like a typical negro to me

Brett Bremer
Brett Bremer

I bet he talked shit to the wrong punk ass deputie, and they gave that fool ajax to kill his self, that fucking jail is ran by punk ass bully pigs, i know how it works, they give you the option, endure another ass beating or kill your self, fuck every oc deputy out there and every cop in o.c.

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

hope you get the love you need Steve, have a good day!

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

Sorry, Charlie. I'm not so nice as to invite homeless strangers to stay in my house, as I am certain neither are you. However, If my friend was homeless, I'd give him a place to stay, unlike Fred did.

Steve Long
Steve Long

Don't they got a pic of this shithead in some stripes or orange jump suit. I guess this pic puts more drama in the story. Who cares if this shit head died. Sweep it under the carpet.

Charla Dargatz
Charla Dargatz

Good for you Fred, most people turn their heads to homeless, you gave him a hand. :-)

Charla Dargatz
Charla Dargatz

Steve why don't you find a homeless person to crash on your couch? Quit talking and take action if you're so nice.

Ozzy C Martinez
Ozzy C Martinez

STill don't believe he deserved that I mean how long did he do before he died ! Seems like he didn't get to suffer for killing all those homeless !

Steve Beltran
Steve Beltran

Being an ex resident of the county jail myself, it sounds like he was either cheeking his medication n then took it all in order to poison himself or poisoned himself with cleaning supplies.there's a chance he couldve gotten ahold of heroin thru an incoming inmate if he had the money to purchase enough to do the job but not likely..

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

you dont even know how much me and my friends did for that guy, we ALWAYS bought him food and other things, and guess what? he refused it half the time because he was such a good person.

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

well sorry i live in a motel and don't have much money , bet you feel cool now huh mr rich guy? how many homeless people you got living with you?

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

If I knew a guy that was homeless he wouldn't be homeless. You should have given that sweet soul a couch to crash on.

Arlyn Buck
Arlyn Buck

saved the taxpayers a lot of money with no trial, no housing for life, too bad it doesn't bring the victims back to life!

Monica Marz
Monica Marz

Childhood friend killed for killing... Makes perfect sense.. Either way if he's dead he still has to deal with the man upstairs a d I'll let him be the judge of his sins... Not you clowns...

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

im glad that monster died, i knew one of the homeless men he slaughtered.. such a sweet soul lost to some piece of s**t, justice has been served.

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

he was offered a job with fullerton pd....lol

Doug Nelson
Doug Nelson

Good ridddon's!.. Happens all the time to the lowest of criminals in custody. Save the County$ & the State.. save$ save$ .....

halo1234
halo1234

@Brett Bremer  I hope the guards did give this POS the Ajax. I also hope they beat his a** everyday. He deserved every bit of it and then some. If I were there I would have shoved the Ajax down his throat.

UNTOUCHABLE
UNTOUCHABLE

@Brett Bremer why don't you do something stupid again you ex con and get the chance to voice that to a face of a deputy? grow some balls and have some respect for law enforcement...sheriffs love roughing up dumb piece of shits like you in there... put up or just shutup loser

halo1234
halo1234

@Ozzy C Martinez he is suffering in hell forever, no doubt.

halo1234
halo1234

@Monica Zarra you can rest assured God has judged him and he is burning in hell for eternity. If anyone ever deserved to burn in hell it's this heartless POS.

halo1234
halo1234

@Fred Stoces  I am glad he died too. This coward was as low as it gets. Hopefully he suffered a lot when he died. He is suffering forever in hell now.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

@UNTOUCHABLE - So you are asserting that OC deputies/guards enjoy dispensing extrajudicial physical punishment to inmates because inmate comments make the deputies/guards butthurt?! Maybe the psychos are on the wrong side of the bars?

info3740
info3740

@frtdawgg23 - Well Stated!  @untouchable - RESPECT is EARNED! NOT Deserved! 

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