Serial rapist dies while serving prison sentence in Walla Walla - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Serial rapist dies while serving prison sentence in Walla Walla

Posted: Updated:

WALLA WALLA, WA (AP) - A prison official says a man serving a prison sentence for sexual assaults in the South Puget Sound area has died.

37-year-old Anthony Dias had a "health condition" and died February 28th at a Walla Walla hospital.

Washington State Penitentiary spokeswoman Shari Hall said she couldn't confirm what medical issue Dias had and said his cause of death would be determined by an autopsy.

Dias was facing hit-and-run charges in 2005 when he was released on bail and committed crimes against 19 people, including six rapes. Police shot and arrested him after he raped two teenage girls.

Dias was currently serving what amounted to a life sentence, after a Pierce County jury convicted him of 20 crimes in 2008.

Dias also pleaded guilty to rapes and other crimes in King County.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Protecting your digital footprint

    Protecting your digital footprint

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:22:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>
  • Benton PUD says power is restored after widespread outage

    Benton PUD says power is restored after widespread outage

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:16:10 GMT

    Benton PUD says power is coming back on for most people in Kennewick after an excavator took out a transmission line in the area of 36th and Gum Street.

    More >>

    Benton PUD says power is coming back on for most people in Kennewick after an excavator took out a transmission line in the area of 36th and Gum Street.

    More >>
  • Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:21:10 GMT

    Emergency response officials from Benton and Franklin Counties, Energy Northwest and the Department of Energy, will conduct annual siren tests Thursday, October 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Testing will include sirens along the Columbia and Yakima rivers and in portions of both Benton and Franklin counties within about 10 miles of Columbia Generating Station.

    More >>

    Emergency response officials from Benton and Franklin Counties, Energy Northwest and the Department of Energy, will conduct annual siren tests Thursday, October 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Testing will include sirens along the Columbia and Yakima rivers and in portions of both Benton and Franklin counties within about 10 miles of Columbia Generating Station.

    More >>