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Riverside County murderer suspected of killing his cellmate

By in Press Enterprise on February 1, 2018

By Brian Rokos

A former Cabazon resident serving 18 years to life in prison for a murder he committed in Riverside County on Christmas Day 2008 is now suspected of killing his cellmate.

Todd Richard Laverty, 46, is believed to have killed Robert Dahl, 36, at Mule Creek State Prison in the Amador County city of Ione, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a news release.

Dahl was found unresponsive in his cell about 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. Dahl was pronounced dead at 2:56 p.m., the release said. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Laverty was convicted of second-degree murder in 2010 in the stabbing death of Noel Scott Adamczeski, 23, during an argument just after midnight on Dec. 25, 2008, according to court documents.

Laverty had been convicted earlier in 2010 of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Riverside County Superior Court records.

Laverty has been placed in the prison’s administrative segregation unit during this latest investigation.

Dahl was serving a nearly 25-year term after being convicted in Sacramento County of second-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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