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Convicted murderer dies from lung cancer

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OAKDALE (KWWL) -- A man serving a life sentence from Polk County for First Degree Murder dies from lung cancer.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says 72-year old Walter Smith, Jr. died Wednesday, while in hospice care at the IMCC Medical Unit.

Officials say Smith died a natural death from lung cancer with diffuse metastatic disease to the liver and spine.

Smith's sentence began on April 12, 1973.

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