A 70-year-old inmate on death row at California State Prison in San Quentin is dead and authorities say he committed suicide. Lt. Sam Robinson said George Hatton Smithey used bedsheets to hang himself inside his cell. Prison officials discovered Smithey's body early Saturday. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Smithey had been on death row since 1989 for murder and attempted rape during a 1988 armed robbery and burglary. Robinson said a Calaveras County Superior Court judge last week vacated Smithey's death sentence and resentenced him to life in prison without parole. Robinson said Smithey hadn't been moved because the prison had not received the new sentencing documents.