Laverne Debilzan #76529, age 77, died today at 5:25 a.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence began on September 12, 2012. Debilzan was serving an 11- to 17- year sentence for sexual assault of a minor and assault by a confined person out of Hall County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Debilzan was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.