Iowa prison inmate from Cerro Gordo Co. serving life term dies

Carter had been serving a life term for a first-degree sexual abuse conviction out of Cerro Gordo County.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 6:42 AM
Updated: Oct 3, 2018 6:43 AM

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa prison officials say an inmate serving a life term has died at a Fort Madison hospital.

Officials say Robert James Carter was pronounced dead at Sunday afternoon at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, where he had been taken due to suffering a medical emergency. Carter was 73. An autopsy has been ordered.

Carter had been serving a life term for a first-degree sexual abuse conviction out of Cerro Gordo County. His sentence began on November 7, 1997.

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