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State Inmate Dies at Jackson Hospital on Saturday

JACKSON – An inmate convicted of two sex crimes in DeSoto County 21 years ago has died in a Jackson hospital.

Herman David Wiley, 58, died Saturday at Merit Health Central. He was housed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will determine the official cause and the manner of death.

Wiley, MDOC #R8965, was convicted of two counts of fondling a child and two counts of sexual battery and sentenced to serve a total of 30 years on June 7, 1999. is an online website covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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