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Condemned inmate Robert Acremant dies of natural causes

SALEM, OREGON — Condemned inmate Robert J. Acremant, 50, died of natural causes on October 26, 2018, at Oregon State Penitentiary.

Acremant had been sentenced to death in Oregon in 1997 for the murders of Roxanne Ellis and Michelle Abdill. He was convicted there of aggravated murder, kidnapping and robbery.

In 2002, Acremant was extradited to Tulare County and on October 3, 2002, was sentenced to death for the October 3, 1995, first-degree murder of Scott George. He was also sentenced to 16 years for first-degree burglary with the use of a firearm.

Acremant began serving his California death sentence on October 4, 2002. He remained in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Since 1978, when California reinstated capital punishment, 79 condemned inmates have died from natural causes, 25 have committed suicide, 13 have been executed in California, one was executed in Missouri, one was executed in Virginia, and 10 have died from other causes. There are currently 742 offenders on California’s death row.


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