Authorities Identify Inmate Found Dead at County Jail in Martinez

February 8, 2018 19:14 pm · 14 comments

Investigators from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate an in custody death at the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF).

On Wednesday morning just before 11-o’clock, Deputy Sheriffs were conducting lunch meal service on a module.

During meal service, the Deputies discovered that an inmate was not responsive. Deputies called for emergency medical assistance. Medical staff at MDF responded and started life-saving measures. The fire department and an ambulance responded and continued life-saving measures. The male inmate was later pronounced deceased.

His death appears to be health related, according to the Office of the Sheriff.

Sheriff’s officials have identified the inmate as 46-year-old David Hubbard of San Pablo. He was originally arrested by the Richmond Police Department and was being held on charges that include stalking, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and possession of child pornography, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

His bail had been set at $1,655,000.

An autopsy was conducted this morning. The cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests.

J. February 8, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Suicide. No doubt.

Potato Head February 8, 2018 at 10:41 PM

I’m having a difficult time feeling any sorrow for this guy. I know innocent until proven guilty and all that, but the crimes with which he was charged indicate someone with a real sociopathic personality. I think we’re all better off without him.

G February 9, 2018 at 11:42 AM

I agree with you Potato Head. Let’s just say, he’s where he needs to be!

Mr. P. Hill February 8, 2018 at 10:49 PM

Claycordian 2:8 Thou shalt praise the death of the wicked

Tax Payer February 9, 2018 at 8:24 AM

Just saved us a bunch of $$

NuMerica February 9, 2018 at 8:25 AM

sounds to me like inmates caught wind of his child porn charges.

Kentucky Derby February 9, 2018 at 8:38 AM

It’s not uncommon for someone facing child porn or child molestation charges to commit suicide. They know what they’re facing in prison.

Oracle February 9, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Justice served.

The Mamba February 9, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Another health related death.

Ciara February 9, 2018 at 10:25 AM

It doesn’t sound like he was a decent person in any respect. O.o

chuckie the troll February 9, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Could someone out there calculate the savings to the taxpayer from this incident? I’m guessing that it exceeds $1,000,000. Time to celebrate, then hope we have more good luck.

WC resident February 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM

California’s life expectancy for males is 78 years. This guy is 46. meaning he would have been expected to live another 32 years. One article says “For every year spent behind bars, a person’s overall life expectancy decreases by two years.” If that’s accurate then he would have die in 11 years.

11 years times the $71,000 per year average cost to incarcerate an inmate in prison in California is $781,000

chuckie the troll February 9, 2018 at 2:31 PM

So, including court/legal costs, we’re talking +/- $1 million.

Jo Ann Jo Ann February 10, 2018 at 1:01 PM

The death penalty in California is a joke. If you go on the site of death row prisoners (some as long as 37 years) still living. You can see what they are found guilty off and they are living longer than the victims and their families have no closure. After appeals they should follow through with the ruling by the courts,otherwise our system totally failed in justice. Tax dollars wasted on them

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