Prison Inmate from Washoe Dies in Hospital

Jeffrey McKenna photo courtesy Nevada Department of Corrections
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CARSON CITY, NV - A burglar convicted in Washoe County died at Carson-Tahoe Hospital Wednesday.

The Nevada Department of Corrections reports 47-year-old Jeffrey McKenna died of a chronic medical condition. McKenna was housed at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center and had been hospitalized numerous times.

McKenna was serving time from Washoe County for burglary, serving 8 to 20 years under the Habitual Criminal statutes. He had been incarcerated with the NDOC on the most recent case since May 2011.

An autopsy has been requested.