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Death row inmate dies of natural causes

Posted October 8, 2008 5:27 p.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2008 6:12 p.m. EDT

— A man who spent two decades on North Carolina's death row died Wednesday morning of natural causes, a state Department of Correction spokesman said.

Leroy McNeil, 68, was convicted in Wake County for the April 1983 murders of Deborah Jean Fore and Elizabeth Faye Stallings.

The U.S. Supreme Court remanded his case for reconsideration in 1990. In 1996, another jury again sentenced McNeil to death for each of the two murders.