The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate died last Saturday at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City.

Authorities say 68-year-old Jesse E. Dennis was housed at Northern Nevada Correctional Center prior to his admittance to the hospital. 

Dennis was committed from Clark County on August 31, 2005, and was serving a sentence of 120 to Life with the Possibility of Parole for Second Degree Murder.

An autopsy will be scheduled. 

His family was notified of his death.