TSCI inmate dies at hospital

TSCI inmate dies at hospital


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January 24, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, John Epting #65046, age 72, died at a Lincoln hospital. He was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

Mr. Epting’s sentence began on November 20, 2006. He was serving a 25 to 40 year sentence on charges out of Lincoln County that included manslaughter and first degree assault.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Mr. Epting was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), a grand jury will conduct an investigation.