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Man sentenced for murder found dead in prison

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 13:23:14-04

The death of an inmate serving time for murder at the Wende Correctional Facility is now under investigation by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

22-year-old Dante Taylor was pronounced dead Saturday morning at a local hospital. Investigators are not saying how Taylor died. His official cause of death will be determined and released by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office.

Taylor was serving a life sentence for murder. According to WABC in New York City, Taylor killed 21-year-old Sarah Goode in June of 2014 after she rejected his sexual advances. Investigators said Taylor raped Goode and stabbed her more than 40 times.