COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The 70-year-old Osnaburg Township man sent to prison in 2017 for the 2009 killing of a township woman is one of the eight inmates who has died of COVID-19 at the Marion Correctional Institution.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Kenneth Roth died on Monday.

He was serving a life sentence for the strangulation death of 61-year-old Linda Van Voorhis Smith, and was being questioned in the killings of three other Stark County women.