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Inmate serving murder sentence died, department says

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 09:11:00-05

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results from the body of an inmate who died at the state prison in Tecumseh.

The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says 78-year-old Floyd Derry was serving 48 years to life for second-degree murder and a weapons conviction in Deuel County.

Derry began his sentence in November 1994. The department says he died Jan. 21.

The department says Derry had been under medical care.