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Man who killed three people dies in prison

Robert Acremant was on death row for a California murder.

Posted: Oct 26, 2018 3:15 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man who killed a lesbian couple in Oregon and a man in California has died on death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

The Oregon Department of Corrections says 50-year-old Robert James Acremant died Friday morning. No further information about his death was released.

A medical examiner will determine his cause of death.

Acremant lured Roxanne Ellis and Michelle Abdill to a Medford duplex apartment on Dec. 4, 1995, where he bound them with duct tape and shot them in the head, the Mail-Tribune newspaper reported.

Acremant was convicted of aggravated murder in Jackson County in 1997. He was also convicted of two counts of kidnapping and one count of robbery in Jackson County in 1996. 

While his death sentence in Oregon had been reduced to life in prison, authorities say he remained on death row for the 1995 killing of Scott George in Visalia, California.

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