A Mason City man serving a life sentence has died in prison.
The Iowa Department of Corrections says 54-year-old Kenneth Ray Sharp died from natural causes Sunday at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville where he had been taken due to chronic illness.
Sharp was convicted by a jury of first-degree kidnapping in November of 1995 after he and another man were accused of kidnapping and raping a woman.
Sharp went to prison on December 21st, 1995, and unsuccessfully appealed his sentence in 2008.
*story courtesy of Radio Iowa