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An inmate serving a life sentence for the murder of a Cedar Rapids Police Officer dies in prison. Leonard Berg began his sentence for Murder First Degree and Assault with Intent of Injury on June 18, 1985. He was convicted of shooting and killing Cedar Rapids Police Officer Bret Sunner in domestic dispute call in 1984.

According to a spokesman for the Department of Corrections, Berg died on Sunday at the Iowa State Penitentiary on January 4; medical staff determined he was dead at 3:15, after he was unconscious and without a heartbeat in his living unit.

Staff determined he died from natural causes from coronary artery disease; he was 76.

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