the republic logo

Prison inmate, 34, dies after 2 weeks in Vegas hospital; was serving time for grand larceny


LAS VEGAS — Officials say a 34-year-old state prison inmate has died after spending two weeks in a Las Vegas hospital.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Jason P. Risner died Saturday of a chronic medical condition at Valley Hospital.

Risner had been in prison since Aug. 27, after being sentenced in Clark County District Court to 12 to 30 months for his guilty plea to grand larceny.

Prison officials say Clark County coroner's officials responded to the hospital, and an autopsy was planned.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.