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Iowa inmate serving life sentence for murder dies of cancer

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DES MOINES (AP) -

 An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence for murder has died in prison at age 69 after battling skin cancer.

The state Department of Corrections says Robert Lee Kern died Saturday at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

Officials said Kern died of natural causes.

 Kern had been in prison for first-degree murder since 1979 for a crime in Cedar County.

(Information is provided by the Associated Press...)


 

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