Officials: Iowa inmate dies while in hospice care

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa inmate has died while in hospice care.

Fred Scaletta with the Department of Corrections says 62-year-old Steven DeWayne Daniels died Wednesday at the hospice unit of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville.

Scaletta says Daniels died of natural causes due to liver failure.

Daniels was serving a 60-year sentence from Keokuk County for charges including attempted murder, first-degree burglary and terrorism. He began his sentence in October 1997.

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