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Inmate death at TSCI

Inmate death at TSCI



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OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov



Inmate death at TSCI

September 21, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – 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.