Nebraska inmate convicted of sexual assault dies in prison custody

Johnny Hernandez

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Prison officials are reporting the death of an inmate at a Nebraska prison.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says Johnny Hernandez, 75, died Friday.

Hernandez died at the Reception and Treatment Center where he was being incarcerated.

Prison officials say Hernandez was being treated for a medical condition leading up to his death.

On August 20, 1999, Hernandez was sentenced to 25 to 50 years for first-degree sexual assault charges out of Madison County.

A grand jury will be summoned to conduct an investigation in accordance with state law.

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