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Man serving life for murder dies in prison

Published: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 10:26 a.m. CDT

CORALVILLE — Authorities say a man serving a life term for murder has died at an Iowa corrections facility.

The Iowa Corrections Department says Robert Jean Robinson was pronounced dead a little before 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. He was 74.

The department says he’d been serving a life term for a first-degree murder in Clinton County. Authorities say he killed a car dealer, Tom Tague.

Robinson’s sentence began in July 1999.

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