Oldest US death row inmate dead of natural causes in Arizona prison at age 94
FLORENCE, Ariz. -- The oldest death row inmate in the U.S. has died of natural causes at age 94.
An Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman says Viva Leroy Nash died late Friday at the state's prison complex in Florence. Nash was still on death row, but spokesman Barrett Marson said Sunday he did not know if Nash died in his cell or in a medical facility at the prison.
Nash was born in 1915 and had a criminal record dating to the 1930s. He spent 25 years in prison for shooting a Connecticut police officer in 1947, and was sentenced...