JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirmed the death of 53-year old Robert Tyler, Jr. at the Merit Health Central Hospital in Jackson.
Tyler was pronounced dead at noon on Wednesday.
An autopsy is pending.
A Desoto County judge sentenced Tyler to 30 years in 2003 for sexual battery.
Tyler was serving his sentence at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.