Police: Oregon inmate serving life in prison dies in custody

Authorities have reported a man serving life in prison for the shooting deaths of his two roommates in 2016 died in custody.

Posted: Feb 7, 2021 7:20 PM

ONTARIO, Ore. --- Authorities have reported a man serving life in prison for the shooting deaths of his two roommates in 2016 died in custody.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday that the Oregon Department of Corrections said 25-year-old Mitchell Julio Morris died in an infirmary while incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution.

The department does not release the cause or manner of inmate deaths.

It is unlikely he died from COVID-19 because the state identified the inmate's name, something it does not do for virus-related deaths.

Morris was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder in 2017. The Oregon State Police has been notified of his death.

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