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Ernest Runke - Sep. 19, 1957 -
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Sep. 19, 1957
Caucasian Male / 70 yrs. of age
Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
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Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Sep. 19, 1957
Jailer Runke succumbed to injuries received two months earlier when he was attacked in the Lewis County Jail. He was passing out dinner when three inmates assaulted him with a broom handle and hot coffee. He remained hospitalized for two months until his death.
The 18 year-old suspects were convicted of escape, assault, two counts of burglary and grand larceny and sentenced to 80 years in prison. When Jailer Runke died they were each charged with manslaugh