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Convicted murderer dies of COVID-19, other health issues

November 9, 2020 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of participating in a 1981 murder in Davenport has died from COVID-19 and other health conditions, Iowa prison officials said.

David Streets, 70, died Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Iowa Department of Corrections reported.

He was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder and kidnapping in the Feb. 8, 1981, death of Mark Webb at Webb’s apartment in Davenport, The Quad City Times reported. He had recently been serving his sentence at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

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Streets was one of five people convicted in Webb’s death.

Another man, Russell Greer, was kidnapped and taken to a park near Cedar Rapids, where he was tied to a tree, beaten and left for dead. He survived and was a principal witnesses in the defendants’ trials.

The corrections department released data Friday showing an outbreak at the Anamosa prison, with 485 infected inmates of the 982 inmates at the prison. An additional 50 staff members tested positive.