Getaway Driver in '84 Talk Show Host Slaying Dies in Prison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) The man convicted of being the getaway driver in the 1984 machine-gun slaying of radio talk show host Alan Berg in Denver has died.

Prison officials say 68-year-old David Lane died of suspected natural causes in a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Mike Truman says Lane's body was found Tuesday.

Lane was serving a 150 year sentence for violating the civil rights of Berg, who was gunned down in front of his Denver residence.

Lane and co-defendant Bruce Pierce were convicted of civil rights violations in the shooting of Berg, who was targeted by a Nazi-like group known as The Order for comments on his radio show about white supremacists and their beliefs. Berg was Jewish.

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