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COVID-19-infected prisoner dies

Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 10:20:50-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — An COVID-19-infected inmate died at the federal prison in Tucson.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Robert Dobyns tested positive for COVID-19 Nov. 4. He was transported to a hospital and placed on a ventilator. He died Monday.

Dobyns had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions.

He was 48 years old and was sentenced in District of Columbia Superior Court for 80 years for first-degre murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, unlawful gun possession and obstruction of justice.

He had been at the Tucson prison since July 17, 2017.