Inmate dies at Torrington prison

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) The state Department of Corrections says an inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.

The agency says Jack Stanley Rude died Tuesday. He was 71 years old.

Rude was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. He was sentenced in 1992 in Laramie County.

The Corrections Department says a routine autopsy has been ordered.

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