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Montana prisoner dies in Boulder facility
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Montana prisoner dies in Boulder facility

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A man in his 80s serving 12 consecutive life terms in prison died Wednesday in a Boulder facility run by the Montana Department of Corrections.

According to the DOC's Deaths in Custody report, Richard Arthur Sandrock died Sept. 9 at the Riverside Special Needs Unit. The department no longer discloses further information, such as preliminary findings on the cause of death. 

The Jefferson County coroner was not immediately available Friday. 

Sandrock was 62 when he was sentenced to prison in December 2002. A Cascade County District Court judge sentenced him to 12 consecutive life terms in prison, followed by three consecutive 100-year terms for rape and two 10-year terms for witness tampering after he was convicted of sexually abusing two Great Falls girls over a seven-year period. Sandrock had claimed he was the son of God and told the girls they were his wives.

In 2004, the Montana Supreme Court rejected his motion for a new trial.

Sandrock's death is the 21st in state custody this year and the fifth at the Riverside Special Needs Unit in Boulder.

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