Man convicted of notorious murder dies at Abbotsford prison

Larry Fisher was convicted of a murder for which another man had previously spent decades in prison before being exonerated.

The entrance to Pacific Institution in Abbotsford.

The entrance to Pacific Institution in Abbotsford.

Larry Earl Fisher, who was convicted of a notorious crime for which another man served decades in prison, died Tuesday at Pacific Institution hospital in Abbotsford at the age of 65.

At the time of his death, Fisher had been serving a life sentence for the 1969 rape and murder of nursing student Gail Miller in Saskatchewan.

DNA evidence helped convict Fisher of the crime in 1999, years after David Milgaard had been exonerated for Miller’s killing following 23 years spent in prison.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.