Police: Man convicted in CRR double murder dies in prison

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon say a man serving life in prison for the shooting deaths of his two roommates in 2016 has died.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday that the Oregon Department of Corrections said 25-year-old Mitchell Julio Morris died in an infirmary while incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution.

The department does not release the cause or manner of inmate deaths. It is unlikely he died from COVID-19 because the state identified the inmate’s name, something it does not do for virus-related deaths.

Morris was convicted in 2017 of two counts of aggravated murder in the February 2016 deaths of 18-year-old Bailee Ray Southwick and 21-year-old Mackenzie Lyman in Crooked River Ranch, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

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