Inmate serving time for manslaughter dies in Nebraska prison

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A 69-year-old inmate died Friday at the Reception and Treatment Center, officials said.

George Smith

George Smith

Courtesy: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

The cause of George Smith’s death has not yet been determined, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

He was convicted of manslaughter and use of a weapon to commit a felony in Box Butte County, the department said.

Smith began his 30-to-40-year sentence in June 2021, according to the department.

A grand jury will investigate his death, as is the case whenever someone dies in state custody.

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