Former Nixa councilman dies in prison


NIXA — A former Nixa city councilman convicted of killing his wife has died in prison.

72-year-old Rodney Evans was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at the state prison in Licking.

Evans had been there since 1995 serving a life sentence for murder in the 1994 drowning of his wife Sheila Robbins.

Prison officials say Evans died of apparent natural causes.

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