Nebraska prison inmate dies at Lincoln hospital

(Lincoln, NE) -- A Nebraska prison inmate died at a Lincoln hospital.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says 48 year old Keeva O’Neal died just after 10:30 Sunday night. He was incarcerated at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

NDCS says O’Neal’s sentence started on April 2, 1997. He was serving a 45 to 65 year sentence out of Douglas County on multiple counts of first degree assault as well as use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, NDCS says O’Neal was being treated for a medical condition. A grand jury will conduct a death investigation.

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