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2 Nevada inmates serving time for murder die in 2 days

Updated Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 | 5:08 p.m.

An inmate serving life in prison for murder was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday and later was pronounced dead.

He is the second inmate to die in two days at Nevada prisons.

Winston Kelly, 38, was found at 11 a.m. in his single-person cell at Ely State Prison, the Nevada Department of Corrections said in a news release. Kelly was taken to William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely and was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., officials said.

Kelly was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, robbery, and use of a deadly weapon, the release said.

On Friday, a man serving time for second-degree murder and use of deadly weapon was found dead in his cell at High Desert State Prison.

John Biasi, 55, was found dead around 4 p.m. in his single-person cell, officials from the Department of Corrections said in a news release.

Biasi had been serving 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder and had a consecutive term of five to 15 years for use of a deadly weapon, officials said. Convicted in Clark County, Biasi had been in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections since November 2011, officials said.

Biasi’s death at the prison northwest of Las Vegas still is under investigation.

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