Court disagrees with revived inmate who says life sentence ended with his clinical death

Court disagrees with revived inmate who says life sentence ended with his clinical death
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[Ed. – It’s got chutzpah, the guy’s argument. I’ll give him that.]

A man convicted of murder was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to the hospital in 2015 where his heart was restarted five times.

Now he claims his life sentence was fulfilled in his short-lived death, and that he has over-stayed his prison time by four years.

Benjamin Schreiber, found guilty of first-degree murder in 1997 and sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility of parole, was hospitalized in March of 2015 after large kidney stones caused him to develop septic poisoning, according to court records. …

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Doctors proceeded to save his life by administering resuscitation fluids through an IV. …

Schreiber filed for post-conviction relief in April 2018, claiming because he momentarily died at the hospital, he fulfilled his life sentence and therefore should be freed immediately.

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