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Inmate Found Dead In Prison Cell

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell in Ely State Prison this week.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections say Robert Luttrell’s body was discovered Thursday. Authorities say they don’t suspect foul play.

Luttrell had been convicted in Washoe County of robbery with a deadly weapon, and had been imprisoned since September 2006.

He was serving out two consecutive terms of 40 to 180 months.

A cause of death has not been released.

It’s the latest in a string of inmate deaths in the state that started in September.

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