South Dakota inmate serving life for ’88 murder dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota prison inmate serving a life sentence for murdering a man 30 years ago has died.

The state Department of Corrections says 55-year-old Ronald Corder died Tuesday at a Sioux Falls hospital from a health condition.

Corder was serving a life sentence out of Clay County in southeastern South Dakota for first-degree murder.

The Argus Leader reports Corder was convicted of killing 29-year-old Cliff Hirocke of Vermillion on Dec. 4, 1988. Hirocke was found bludgeoned to death at a game preserve 3 miles south of Vermillion.


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