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Man convicted in 2003 murder in Reno County, Kansas, dies at Lansing Correctional Facility

Lansing Correctional Facility
Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-15 22:29:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lansing Correctional Facility inmate who pleaded guilty to a 2003 murder in Hutchinson, Kansas, died Monday at the prison, officials said.

Robert Blanchette, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell, according to a news release from the prison. He was declared dead a short time later.

The death is under investigation by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.