Inmate found dead at Potosi prison

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POTOSI, MO (KTVI) – A 55-year-old man serving a life sentence at the Potosi Correctional Center died overnight.

According to a Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman, Kenneth Smoot was pronounced dead Monday at 12:18 a.m. He died of natural causes.

Smoot had been imprisoned since September 2010, when he was sentenced on forcible rape and forcible sodomy charges in St. Louis City.

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