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Iowa prison inmate dies of COVID-19 complications

Iowa prison inmate dies of COVID-19 complications

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FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder died Saturday from complications related to COVID-19 and multiple preexisting medical conditions, authorities said.

Phillip Benito Cuevas, 81, was in hospice care at the Iowa State Penitentiary, the Iowa Department of Corrections said in a news release.

Cuevas had been serving a life sentence for first-degree murder from Polk County. His sentence began in 1977.

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