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Tecumseh State Correctional Institution inmate dies

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 14:41:26-04

TECUMSEH, Neb. (KMTV) — Laverne Debilzan, a 77-year-old inmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) died Saturday morning at the facility. His sentence of 11 to 17 years for sexual assault of a minor and assault by a confined person started in Sept. 2012.

While his cause of death has not been determined, Debilzan was being treated for a medical condition.

A grand jury will conduct an investigation into his death as is the case whenever an inmate dies in Nebraska Department of Correctional Services custody.