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Inmate dies at Nebraska State Penitentiary

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The average daily number of Nebraskans hospitalized with COVID over the last week was about 420, up 5% from an average of 400 the previous week.

Lawrence Ortiz, an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, died Monday.

Ortiz, 92, was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder in Buffalo County, beginning his sentence in February 1971. He also received 10 to 15 years for assault by a confined person in Lancaster County and six to 10 years for escape in Douglas County.

Ortiz was being treated for long-term medical issues, but the cause of death has not been determined. A grand jury will investigate, which happens whenever a Nebraska Department of Correctional Services inmate dies while in custody.

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