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Ex-SH man dies in Salem prison


May 22, 2019

Former Sweet Home resident Ovid John Teixeira, 55, died May 18 in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections.

He died in the infirmary at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem while under hospice care.

According to court records, Teixeira entered DOC custody on Jan. 9, 2018, from Linn County on a 30-month sentence, for second-degree burglary in a Lebanon case.

His earliest release date would have been Oct. 13, 2020.


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