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September 8, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was known as Angry Bear, and the name seemed a fitting emblem for his turbulent life. Half Apache Indian, he was devoutly spiritual as a boy, taking solitary treks to sacred mountain peaks and embracing other traditions of his people. But along the way Anthony Nieto veered down a path toward trouble, and ran afoul of the law. In 1988, his brief life ended in Folsom State Prison.
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September 8, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was known as Angry Bear, and the name seemed a fitting emblem for his turbulent life. Half Apache Indian, he was devoutly spiritual as a boy, taking solitary treks to sacred mountain peaks and embracing other traditions of his people. But along the way Anthony Nieto veered down a path toward trouble, and ran afoul of the law. In 1988, his brief life ended in Folsom State Prison.
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September 8, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The telegram arrived June 2 telling Joe (Tony) Nieto that a Folsom Prison corrections officer had shot his son in the chest and killed him that day in a melee among Latino inmates. Nieto accepted the version in the telegram and a subsequent telephone call in which prison officials said 26-year-old Anthony Nieto was shot because he was making stabbing motions against another inmate.
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