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Inmate Dies At Nevada State Prison

A 76-year-old Nevada inmate who was serving a life prison sentence out of Washoe County has died at the medical facility inside the state prison in Carson City.

Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast said in a statement Monday that Jerome Lorenzi died on Saturday.

The Carson City sheriff's office coroner plans an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

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Keast said Lorenzi had been at the prison since October 2011.

A Washoe County district judge sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole after he was convicted of lewdness with a child under 14. He'd been ordered to serve that sentence concurrent with a term of one year to 32 months for possession of images depicting sexual conduct of a person under 16.