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Convicted murderer known as ‘Captain Nemo’ dies while on parole at care center

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-11 17:56:04-05

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah — A man convicted of murder in the ’90s and sentenced to prison until March of 2095 died this week at a care center, where he had been sent by a parole board in 2012 due to ailing health.

According to a press release from the Utah Department of Corrections, “Eugene N. Woodland, also known as Captain Nemo, died January 8 at a South Ogden care center. The cause was age related.”

Woodland, who was 85, was convicted in 1994 for the 1990 murder of Bruce Larson. Woodland was sentenced to serve five-years-to-life for first-degree homicide and zero-to-five years for third-degree aggravated assault.

The man began serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison in July of 1994, and his sentence was set to expire in March of 2095, according to the press release.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole approved Woodland’s parole to Mountain View Health Services care center in August 2012, “because he was incapacitated,” according to the press release.