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.