Inmate serving life term for murder dies in Ely prison

ELY — Authorities say a 45-year-old inmate jailed since 1988 for murder died at Ely State Prison.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials said Monday that Edward Bennett was found unresponsive in his cell on March 7. A press release from the agency indicates Bennett lived alone in the cell.

In addition to a sentence of life without parole for murder, the agency says Bennett was also serving sentences for attempted murder, attempted robbery and weapons charges.

The White Pine Sheriff’s Office Coroner is expected to conduct an autopsy.


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