From the May-June 2016 issue of News & Letters
Luis Valenzuela Rodriguez died on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 7:28 PM surrounded by his family and friends. He was 60 years old. Luis was Apache-Mestizo. He was a warrior. Convicted of killing two California Highway Patrol officers, Luis fought with determination to prove his innocence for 37 years.
The sad and tragic life of imprisonment befell him every day while inside prison. They did it all to him over a span of long years until his health broke down and he couldn’t walk anymore. They wouldn’t give him a walking cane nor a wheelchair.
They had him at Pelican Bay State Prison since it first opened. He was under constant threat by the guards who sought revenge and retaliation against him every day. He was moved to Mule Creek State Prison when a plot by guards at Pelican Bay wanting him eliminated because of a pending lawsuit and FBI investigation was discovered.
Orale Luis R, Rest In Power.