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2nd Inmate In Arizona Prisons Dies From Coronavirus

(Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)

A 79-year-old man with lung cancer became the second inmate in Arizona’s prison system to die from the Coronavirus.

The Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office says the prisoner known as Sittingdown died Friday at a hospital in Florence of COVID-19 and lung cancer. Sittingdown didn’t have a first name and also was known as Robert Proell. He was serving a sentence for four convictions from Mohave County for sexual conduct with a minor.

The Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry said it hasn’t received verification on the cause of Sittingdown’s death.

Overall, Arizona has more than 6,900 confirmed cases of the virus, with 293 deaths as of Tuesday.

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