Inmate dies at Edmonton Institution

An inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder has died while in custody at the Edmonton Institution.

Benedict Corrigal, 58, was serving a life sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend in Hay River, N.W.T.

Benedict Corrigal exits a police van in 2013. He was sentenced on May 13, 2015 to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 17 years and died on July 14.

An inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder has died while in custody at the Edmonton Institution.

Benedict Ralph Corrigal, 58, died on July 14th, Correctional Service Canada said in a media release.

Corrigal was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his ex-girlfriend, Carol Buggins, in Hay River, N.W.T. He had been serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 17 years since May 13, 2015.

He was also serving a concurrent sentence of eight years for manslaughter in the death of Garfield McPherson — Buggins' partner at the time.

Corrigal's family has been notified of his death.

Correctional Service Canada offered few details, but said it will review the circumstances of Corrigal's death.