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Long-Serving KY Inmate Dies Behind Bars
By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, KY - A Kentucky prison inmate has died behind bars after serving 54 years for a 1960 murder conviction in the shooting death of a store clerk.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb told WRDB-TV that William Gaines Smith died last month at University Hospital in Louisville.

The station reports he was among the longest-serving inmates in the state when he died at age 76.

He was convicted of killing 62-year-old Olin Alexander, a liquor store clerk in Lexington.

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Published 01:33 PM, Thursday Jan. 22, 2015
Updated 12:48 PM, Thursday Jan. 22, 2015

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