- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri prison inmate serving a life sentence for a southwestern Missouri murder conviction has died at a Springfield hospital.

The Missouri Department of Corrections says 48-year-old John Hayes died of apparent natural causes Saturday.

Hayes began serving his sentence in 1996 for second-degree murder and lately had been confined to the South Central Correctional Center in Licking.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide