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Stony Mountain inmate serving 1st degree murder sentence dies

The death of a 64-year-old inmate at Stony Mountain Institution will be reviewed by the Correctional Service of Canada.

Death to be reviewed by Correctional Service of Canada

The death of a 64-year-old inmate at Stony Mountain Institution will be reviewed by the Correctional Service of Canada.
Correctional officials said Wednesday the man,

Dennis Barry McFadden, was found unresponsive in a living unit at the minimum security facility. 

They said staff members performed CPR and emergency services were called but the man could not be resuscitated. 

McFadden had been behind bars since June 4, 1982, serving a sentence for first degree murder in the death of a woman in Saanich, B.C. 

McFadden did not deny killing Marion MacKay in 1979.

He was a plumber doing work in her house and said MacKay was yelling at him about the cost of the repairs.

He testified she pushed him and he fell, but didn't remember what happened until he arrived home.

McFadden admitted he then returned to MacKay's house, stripped her body of her clothes, and took her body to his home. 

Stony Mountain officials said police and coroner have been notified of McFadden's death, as is the procedure involving the death of an inmate.

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