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Officials: Nebraska inmate dies following medical treatment

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 16:33:02-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State prisons officials say an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln has died.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that 48-year-old Keeva O'Neal died Sunday night. Officials said they have not determined O'Neal's cause of death, but said he was being treated for a medical condition at the time of his death. Officials did not disclose the nature of O'Neal's medical condition.

O'Neal was serving a 45- to 65-year sentence for first-degree assault and weapons counts. He began serving the sentence in April 1997. State law requires a grand jury investigation any time a person dies in state custody.