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Man serving sentence for Hells Angels Clubhouse murder dies at NE State Penitentiary

Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 25, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) says 53-year-old Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate Jay Witt died Wednesday evening.

Witt was serving a 30-40 year sentence for killing William Furlong at the Hells Angels Clubhouse in Omaha in July 2013.

He was charged with manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

The cause of death has not yet been determined; however, Witt was being treated for a medical condition.

Whenever an inmate dies in NDCS custody, a grand jury conducts an investigation.

Watch KMTV's story on Witt's 2014 sentencing here.