Colorado

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.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

11 hours ago

Cooler Thursday

Windy early with blowing dust in some areas. Wind ending overnight tonight. An isolated thunderstorm possible early. Overnight low temperatures will drop...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4