Iowa inmate who pleaded guilty to killing ex-husband dies
MITCHELLVILLE (AP) — A woman imprisoned for killing her former husband has died at the Iowa women’s prison in Mitchellville.
The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release that 63-year-old Debi Olson died of natural causes at 5:20 a.m. Thursday. She’d been staying in the prison hospice room because of a chronic illness.
Court records say Olson had been serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. She admitted in May 2009 that she stabbed to death Mauricio Droguett in July 2008 in parking lot outside a Davenport mall. A Sarasota, Florida, resident at the time, Olson and Droguett were divorced in 2004.