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64-year-old inmate dies in Reno hospital

Posted at 7:06 PM, Dec 12, 2015

A Nevada prison inmate died Saturday in Reno.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said 64-year-old Gregory Kovner died at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Kovner had been in prison since April 7, 2010 and was serving 48 to 168 months for robbery with a victim older than 65 in Douglas County.

He was convicted for robbing his 82-year-old mother in Douglas County in 2009.  His mother told police that Kovner punched her in the face and threatened to kill her after he tied her to a chair with rope and telephone cord at her home in Topaz Ranch Estates.

He died a week before he was scheduled to be considered for parole.

The Washoe County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy is being scheduled. Kovner’s next of kin have been notified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.