Joshua Wade, Convicted of Five Murders, Found Dead in Indiana Prison

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Written By Angela Angela






A man named Joshua Wade, who admitted to killing five people, including one when he was only 14 years old, has died in an Indiana prison. He was found unresponsive in his cell on June 14 and was pronounced dead despite efforts to save him. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Wade was serving his sentence at the Indiana State Prison after being convicted of state and federal crimes in 2010. He had previously been in a maximum-security prison in Alaska. Wade admitted to additional killings as part of a deal to be moved to the federal prison in Indiana.

He was charged in 2000 with killing Della Brown but was convicted only of witness tampering. Later, in 2007, he kidnapped, tortured, and shot his neighbor, Mindy Schloss. Wade entered into a plea agreement for the Schloss killing and admitted to killing Brown. He received life sentences for both cases to avoid the death penalty.

Wade apologized for his crimes during his sentencing but also had an angry exchange with the judge. He admitted to additional killings in exchange for being transferred to the federal prison in Indiana.

The details of his transfer to the Indiana State Prison from the federal facility in Terre Haute are not immediately clear.

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