54-year-old inmate dies in Carson City prison

Authorities say an inmate serving 10 years to life in a Northern Nevada prison for assault with a deadly weapon and lewdness with a child under 14 years is dead.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said Friday that 54-year-old Johnny Conner died earlier that day at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s medical facility in Carson City.

Authorities say the inmate had a single cell and had been imprisoned since Jan. 13, 2012.

An autopsy will be conducted.


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