- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a 58-year-old man convicted of aggravated driving under the influence died in a hospital where he was taken for treatment from a state prison near Boise.

The Idaho State Department of Correction said in a news release Tuesday that Gabino Villa’s cellmate alerted prison staff on Sunday night that Villa had collapsed and fallen out of bed.

Officials say Villa was found by staff to be unresponsive and say he died at a Boise hospital early Monday morning.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death, officials say, due to the fact that staff wasn’t there when Villa became unresponsive.

Villa had been serving a five- to 20-year sentence as a persistent violator for driving under the influence in Canyon County. His earliest date of parole was June 23, 2019.



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