Convicted murderer dies in custody

A convicted murderer was set to be formally sentenced for first degree murder this week inside the Logan County Courthouse, but died in a Oklahoma City hospital.

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Lance Alan Solomon, who first arrived to the Logan County Jail in January 2015, was set to be sentenced on Friday for a murder conviction, but died at Mercy Hospital on Wednesday evening.

He was 55 years old.

Solomon had been hospitalized for over a month with 24 hour on site supervision from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say Solmon had been battling health issues that were determined to be a terminal health condition.

Solomon was found guilty last October in the southern Logan County murder of James Roland Fox in 2014. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Fox, 65, died of blunt force trauma to the head. Related article: Jurors find Solomon guilty of first degree murder

Jurors set punishment at life in prison.

The first trial in October 2017 resulted in a mistrial before jurors in the second trial found the conviction. Related article: Jurors come back with mistrial in murder case

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