- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska prison inmate who had COVID-19 and other medical problems has died.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the inmate, who was in his 70s, died Monday at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate’s name was not released.

The cause of death has not been determined. A grand jury will investigate the cause of death.

Corrections Director Scott Frakes said the inmate was serving time for first-degree murder, assault and a weapons conviction out of Douglas County. The man tested negative for COVID-19 when he was admitted to the hospital last month, but recently tested positive.

At least four other Nebraska inmates with COVID-19 have died since the onset of the pandemic.



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