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72-year-old Wyoming inmate Vena Dies in Torrington while serving life sentences

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The Wyoming Department of Corrections reports that a 72-year-old inmate has died while still serving out his life prison sentence.

The agency says Joseph J. Vena died Thursday at the Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington.

Vena was an inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution.

Vena was serving consecutive life sentences for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder out of Laramie County. He was sentenced in September 1995.

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