Three Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmates who died the same weekend in December died of natural causes, according to the Washoe County coroner’s office.
Kenneth Rose, 63, died just after 6:40 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Carson City prison’s medical center. He was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for being a habitual criminal, according to the state Department of Corrections.
The next day, 32-year-old Dustin Wattenberg, who was serving time for conspiracy to commit a violent crime and robbery with a deadly weapon, was found unresponsive just after 5:45 p.m. inside his cell.
About six hours later, the department said, Damian Hall died in the prison’s hospice dorm. The 47-year-old was imprisoned for sexual assault, battery and conspiracy to commit battery with a deadly weapon.
The Department of Corrections has said the deaths were unrelated and that there was no evidence of foul play.