Prison inmate from Scott County dies

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A Scott County man serving a life sentence at the Iowa State Penitentiary died Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The death of Ray Gene Triplett, who was serving a life sentence for first degree sex abuse, was likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions.

Triplett, 57, was transported to Iowa City due to his declining health.

His sentence began on September 8, 2011.

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