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Kern County jury finds inmates guilty of murdering fellow inmate

Kern County jury finds inmates guilty of murdering fellow inmate
California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi is seen in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation photo.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern County jury found two inmates guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of a fellow inmate.

Travis Frazier and Kenneth Nowlin stabbed 20-year-old Evan Broderick to death in 2009 in a yard at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi.

The penalty phase is currently underway in the murder trial.

Eyewitness News doesn't have information on the motive for the attack.

Broderick was serving a three-year sentence out of Sonoma County for grand theft.

Frazier was serving a life sentence without parole for a first-degree murder conviction out of Orange County, and Nowlin was serving a 40-year sentence out of San Diego County for second-degree robbery and a consecutive sentence for second-degree murder.