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Cancer patient seeking release from prison dies

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By The Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Sherry Hamlet, a terminally ill woman seeking release from prison where she was incarcerated after a conviction on drug charges, died June 5.  Hamlet, 45, a former Tell City resident, had filed a request to have her sentence for dealing in a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance modified.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year and her children said she had only weeks to live. Prosecutor Robert Collins opposed her release and a court hearing was scheduled for June 29.


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