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Henderson Judge's Death Ruled Accident

The coroner in Las Vegas says a 50-year-old Henderson municipal court judge had the powerful painkiller fentanyl in her system when she died of a severe arm infection.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday that Diana Dawn Hampton's death March 13 has been ruled an accident.

Fudenberg says Hampton died of severe sepsis due to necrotizing cellulitis of the lower right arm.

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She also had a lung disease called granulomatous.

The coroner says the fentanyl in Hampton's system contributed to her death, but he says the amount isn't public record. He didn't call it an overdose.

Hampton was Henderson's city's first elected female judge.

She was a former strip club dancer and mother of two who was divorced from a city police officer in 2014.