COALINGA, Calif. – Multiple felony charges were filed against the inmate already serving a life sentence at Pleasant Valley State Prison who allegedly assaulted fellow inmate Paul Flores in August of this year.
The inmate, Jason Richard Budrow, has now been charged with four felonies: Attempted Murder, Assault by a Prisoner Serving a Life Sentence, Assault with a Deadly Weapon by a State Prisoner, and Custodial Possession of a Weapon detail Fresno County Superior Court.
According to Fresno County Superior Court, Budrow is next due in court for an arraignment of these charges on Dec. 8, 2023, in department 34 t 8:30 a.m.
If convicted, Budrow faces up to 27 years to life detail Fresno County District Attorney's Office.
Flores is still serving a 25-year sentence for the murder of Cal Poly student Kristen Smart.