Sublette County child molester housed in Mississippi dies

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming inmate incarcerated at a Mississippi prison died Monday, June 10, according to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

Bill Nicholas – inmate #29662 – died at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Nicholas, 61, was housed at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi. He was convicted of one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 13 and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

On December 4, 2014, Sublette County District Court Judge Marvin Tyler sentenced Nicholas to 27 to 30 years for the sexual abuse count, plus an additional eight to 10 years for the count of sexual exploitation. Tyler ordered the sentences to be served concurrently.

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

Per Wyoming Department of Corrections policy, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Department does not disclose protected health information.