Inmate dies at Potosi Correctional Center Sunday


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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. – An inmate at Potosi Correctional Center from St. Louis City died Sunday.

Walter Tomich, 75, was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m.

He was serving three 35-year sentences for two counts of forcible rape, one count of sodomy, and one count of first-degree robbery.

Tomich went to prison in 1976. He was paroled in 1996 and committed a new crime and was sent back to prison to serve the rest of his three 35-year sentences.

He was also serving time for a new 25-year sentence for the crime he committed while on parole.

The correctional center said an autopsy will be performed.

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