Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Black Press files)

Inmate serving second-degree murder sentence dies of natural causes at Matsqui Institution

James Tyrone Godfrey, 59, had been serving an indeterminate sentence since 1980

An inmate serving a sentence for second-degree murder at Matsqui Institution has died of natural causes, according to a Correction Service Canada news release.

James Tyrone Godfrey passed away at the age of 59 in the intensive care unit at a local hospital on Oct. 16.

Godfrey had been serving an indeterminate sentence for second-degree murder since April 21, 1980.

The inmate’s next of kin has been informed of his death.

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