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Convicted Murderer Sante Kimes Dies in Prison

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The woman convicted along with her son in the murder of a Manhattan socialite in 1998 has died in prison.

The state Department of Corrections says 79-year-old Sante Kimes was found unresponsive Monday night at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester.

Kimes and her son, Kenneth, were convicted in 2000 in connection with the disappearance of 82-year-old Irene Silverman.

Prosecutors said they conspired to steal Silverman's $7 million Manhattan town house.

Silverman's body was never found.

Sante Kimes was serving 120 years behind bars for the Silverman killing.

Kenneth Kimes was sentenced to 125 years in prison.

The two were also serving time for the killing of a California businessman.

 

Use the following timeline to review NY1's coverage of the Sante Kimes case.

Kimeses Face Murder Charges in Los Angeles

September 19,1999

Kimeses Face Murder Charges in Los Angeles

Kimes Murder Trial Gets Underway

February 14, 2000

Kimes Murder Trial Gets Underway

February 25, 2000

Prosecutors Use Audio Tape as Evidence in Kimes Trial

May 18, 2000

Kenneth and Sante Kimes Found Guilty of All Charges

July 6, 2000

Sante Kimes Planning Escape From Prison?

October 10, 2000

Kenneth Kimes Takes Court TV Reporter Hostage

October 11, 2000

Hostage Taken By Kenneth Kimes In Upstate Prison Released

Sante Kimes Extradited To California For Murder Trial

June 20, 2001

Sante Kimes Extradited To California For Murder Trial

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