Associated Press

CARSON CITY — Nevada prison officials say an autopsy will be conducted in the death of a 69-year-old inmate at Ely State Prison.

The Nevada Department of Corrections reported Saturday that Genaro Cosmo Martino died Friday, and the White Pine County sheriff was notified.

Martino had been at the prison since December 1995.

Records show that was sentenced serving a life without parole sentence in the slaying of his newlywed wife, Patricia LaFollette Martino, in Nye County.

The couple was married less than a month when she was reported missing in Beatty in December 1991. Her body was never found.

Martino also was convicted of forgery after he was accused of withdrawing money from his missing wife’s bank account.
The death is at least the fourth reported this year in Nevada prisons.