Convicted murderer J.C.X. Simon dies in prison, aged 69
March 14, 2015, 20:40:06 CET | Wikinews

Simon died at San Quentin State Prison on Thursday (Image: Jjz3d83.)
J.C.X Simon, one of the convicted 'Zebra Killers', has died at the age of 69 in San Quentin State Prison. His death came shortly before midnight on Thursday, with the cause remaining unknown. Simon was convicted alongside three others for the killing spree known as the 'Zebra Killings' in San Francisco in the 1970s.

A statement released by prison officials said "The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy." Simon was found unresponsive on in his single person cell.

In total fourteen people were killed by Simon and three other assailants, all of whom were black. The murders took place in 1973 and 1974, with all of the victims being white and targeted purely on race. At least seven more victims were injured in the shootings, including future San Francisco mayor Art Agnos. According to Anthony C. Harris, the suspects were part of the 'Death Angels', an offshoot of the Nation of Islam. Harris was a key witness in the trial, who was alleged to have taken part in the hunt for white victims.

Simon was convicted, and sentenced to life without parole, in 1976. The charges consisted of two counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and assault with a deadly weapon. The other men convicted for the murders were Larry Green, Manuel Moore, and Jessie Lee Cooks. The three remaining convicts remain incarcerated without possibility of parole.

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular

Recently Viewed:

Convicted murderer J.C.X. Simon dies in prison, aged 69

J.C.X Simon, one of the convicted 'Zebra Killers', has died at the age of 69 in San Quentin ...

Gunman kills at least four in shooting in Rancho Teh...

Friday, November 17, 2017  United States Related articles 17 November 2017: Gunman kills...

Fernando Torres signs contract extension with Atléti...

Spanish footballer Fernando Torres has signed a one-year contract extension with the capital...

Airborne sedan smashes into dental office in Santa A...

Disasters and accidents Related articles 16 January 2018: Airborne sedan smashes into den...

United States: Jet loses engine cover over Pacific e...

The Boeing 777-200 two-engine jet left San Francisco International Airport shortly after 9:0...

Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Politics | Finance
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Politics | Finance
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd