Robert J. Turner (pictured), a convicted murderer serving 40 years in prison for a killing a man during a 1998 home evasion, died of the flesh-eating bacteria in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Turner died at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago’s intensive care unit after being transferred there Wednesday. He was on a medical furlough from the Dixon Correctional Center and being treated for a number of health issues.
The Tribune reports that Turner died of “ecrotizing fasciitis — more commonly called the flesh-eating bacteria — and sepsis and his death was ruled natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.”
Here is more from The Trubune:
Turner was 18 when he and two other men were charged with the shooting death of Derek Miles, 18.