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Jail inmate charged with murder of fellow inmate pleads not guilty

UPDATE 10/1/18 at 5:00 p.m.: The man responsible for allegedly killing another inmate on September 11 at the Ventura County Jail has been charged with murder.

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten has charged 34-year old Daniel Louis Fuller with murder for the killing of a fellow inmate Jeffrey Kibler from Ventura.

Fuller, who has been identified as a transient, is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail in lieu of bail set at $2 million.

Fuller has pleaded not guilty.

His disposition conference is set for October 25 at the Ventura County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 12.

UPDATE 9/28/18 at 8:30 a.m.: A man has been arrested in connection to a jail homicide in Ventura County.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, 53-year-old Jeffrey Kibler was rushed to the Ventura County Medical Center on September 11 after he was attacked at a Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura County. Kibler died hours later as a result of blunt-force trauma and his death was classified as a homicide.

An investigation lead authorities to arrest fellow inmate 34-year-old Daniel Fuller. Fuller had attacked Kibler while in the dayroom of their assigned housing section on September 11, deputies said.

Fuller now faces murder charges. He remains in custody and his bail has been set at $2 million.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ventura County Superior Court on October 1.

An inmate at a detention facility in Ventura dies after being attacked, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

On September 11, 2018, Jeffrey Kibler, a 53-year-old inmate was taken from the PTDF to the Ventura County Medical Center where he would die hours after his arrival.

A preliminary investigation by the Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office findings determined Kibler died from injuries he received after being assaulted in the jail.

Detectives are treating this case as an active homicide investigation.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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