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Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Lies About Sac Inmate's Death

A former correctional officer has pleaded guilty to lying about the death of an inmate at a Sacramento-area prison.

Ashley Marie Aurich said she lied about seeing another former correction officer, Arturo Pacheco, reach down and pull the legs out from under a handcuffed inmate at CSP, Sacramento as two guards were escorting the prisoner. The inmate fell forward and hit his head and upper body on the concrete and died two days later. Aurich admitted to submitting a false report inaccurately detailing how Pacheco brought the inmate to the ground and failing to identify other witnesses. She is scheduled to be sentenced April 12.

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