72-year-old Nebraska inmate dies in hospital

John Epting
John Epting
Courtesy: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska inmate died Tuesday night at a Lincoln hospital.

John Epting, 72, was being treated for a medical condition, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

He was a prisoner at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

In 2006, Epting was sentenced in Lincoln County to 25 to 40 years for manslaughter and first-degree assault.

His cause of death has not been determined.

A grand jury will investigate, as required by Nebraska law whenever an inmate dies.

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