Wyoming inmate and convicted child molester dies while serving sentence

A Wyoming inmate died today at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Inmate Bill Nicholas was housed at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, MS.

Nicholas was convicted of two separate charges, one of which involved sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 13. The second was sexual exploitation of a child.

He was sentenced in Sublette County by Judge Tyler on December 4, 2014.

Nicholas was sentenced to 27 to 30 years for the first count and 8 to 10 years for the second count, with the two sentences to be served concurrently.

Nicholas was born in Goldendale, Washington on February 15, 1963.

Per WDOC policy, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

WDOC does not disclose protected health information.

Prisoners growing mugwort

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