Man convicted in Montgomery County murder dies of COVID-19

Man convicted in Montgomery County murder dies of COVID-19
An inmate serving a prison sentence for a Montgomery County murder died Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19. (Source: Souce: WAFF)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An inmate serving a prison sentence for a Montgomery County murder died Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

James Cowan, 74, was serving a 25-year sentence at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

Cowan was housed in the prison’s infirmary before being transferred to a hospital for treatment of “multiple severe underlying medical conditions,” according to ADOC.

He was tested for COVID-19 at the hospital on July 24 and received a positive result on July 26. He died at the hospital.

A total of 215 state inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, according to ADOC.

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