Sep 20, 2011 1:20 PM by Andy Koen

Supermax inmate dies

A 73 year old inmate at the Supermax prison in Florence has died in his cell. Leroy Schweitzer was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. A statement released by Bureau of Prisons says that Schweitzer's death appears to have been from natural causes.

An autopsy has ben ordered. Schweitzer was serving a 22.5 year sentence for conspiracy to commit bank, wire and mail fraud, submitting false insurance claims, mailing threatening communications to a government official, failure to file tax returns, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and for being a fugitive in possession of a fire arm.

He began serving his sentence at the United State Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum on August 11, 2006.


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