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Death row inmates dies of natural causes

September 18, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials say a death row inmate has died of natural causes.

The Department of Public Safety said in a release that Rowland Hedgepeth died Monday afternoon of natural causes at the Central Prison Healthcare Complex.

Officials say the 67-year-old was convicted in Halifax County and sentenced to death in November 1987 for the first-degree murder of Richard Casey. He was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on his estranged wife, Beverly.

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