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Oldest NC death row inmate dies

Posted September 6, 2011 12:50 p.m. EDT

— The oldest inmate on North Carolina's death row died over the weekend of natural causes, the Department of Correction said Tuesday.

John Fleming, 83, died Sunday after spending 14 years on death row in Central Prison.

Fleming was convicted in April 1997 of breaking into a Northampton County home in May 1996 and beating and strangling Genie Pelham.