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Death row inmate Floyd Maestas dies of natural causes

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 22:37:38-05

Floyd Maestas (image provided by the Utah Dept. of Corrections)

SALT LAKE CITY — Death row inmate Floyd Eugene Maestas has died, the Utah Department of Corrections announced Sunday.

Maestas, 63, who has been awaiting execution for the 2004 murder of 72-year-old Donna Bott, died Sunday of natural causes. Bott was murdered in a robbery.

Maestas was convicted in 2008 and has been awaiting execution ever since. With his passing, there are now eight men on Utah’s death row.

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