Inmate serving animal cruelty sentence died on Wednesday

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - CORRECTION: We erroneously reported that the inmate George R. Papania was serving time for a manslaughter conviction based off information from the Nevada Department of Corrections. Papania was serving time for an animal cruelty conviction.


71-year-old inmate George R. Papania died at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas around 2:18 p.m. Wednesday.

Papania was committed from Nye County on June 13, 2016. He was serving two consecutive sentences of 12-30 months for manslaughter and miskeeping a dangerous animal.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death. Next of kin have been notified.

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