Stephanie Stephens died of double pneumonia.
That's the preliminary statement from the Rankin County Coroner following the death of the Hattiesburg woman who was serving a life sentence for murdering her physician husband in 2001.
Coroner Jimmy Roberts says the 38-year-old former nurse died of the disease at the Central Mississippi Hospital around noon Saturday.
She had been transported there from a correctional facility where she was serving her sentence for the drug injection murder of her husband Dr. David Stephens.
An employee at Mississippi Mortuary Services in Jackson said an autopsy was scheduled for Stephens this afternoon, but there's no confirmation tonight that it took place.
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