Man who was once youngest death row inmate dies

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - A man who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate has died in a Missouri hospital.

Garden View Funeral Home said Todd Ice died on Oct. 21 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. He was 47.

Ice was sentenced to death at the age of 16 after being convicted of murder for the 1978 slaying of his 7-year-old neighbor in eastern Kentucky's Powell County. Ice's father, Dean Ice, told The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, that his son died of an apparent heart attack.

The Kentucky Supreme Court in 1983 reversed his conviction and death sentence, and he was retried in 1986. He was convicted of the lesser offense of manslaughter during extreme emotional disturbance.

Ice will be buried at a cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.

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