- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials say a Montana State Prison inmate has died after battling an extended illness.

Wednesday’s death of 80-year-old Robert Neil Moore marks the fifth death of a state prison inmate in the past month.

Moore was sentenced in 2005 to 25 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, for sexual assault.

The state has reported four other recent inmate deaths.

Sixty-two-year-old Vincente Gutierrez died on Nov. 10, while 36-year-old Ronald Dewey White Jr. died on Nov. 24 at a Missoula hospital.

Seventy-five-year-old inmate Andrew Charles Sunday died Nov. 25 and 71-year-old Donald Richard Roeder died Nov. 27. Officials say all five died from extended illnesses.

Further details of the inmates’ deaths have not been released.

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