SPRINGFIELD — A 74-year-old man who was incarcerated at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield has died.
Henry Butson, originally from St. Johnsbury, was brought by ambulance from the facility to Springfield Hospital at about 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
Police say Butson experienced difficulty breathing and other medical problems.
He received emergency care at the hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after 9:00 a.m.
Following standard procedure, the Department of Corrections notified the Vermont State Police of Butson’s death at about 10:00 a.m.
A detective responded to Springfield Hospital to perform a death investigation.
Police say the preliminary investigation does not indicate the death is suspicious and is believed to be the result of a medical event that followed a decline in Butson’s health.
Butson was serving a sentence of 25 years to life in prison following his conviction for two counts of second-degree murder.