A Nebraska man on death row for murdering his girlfriend’s children died in prison, officials said Monday.Arthur Gales 55, died early in the morning on April 3 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. His sentence started Dec. 9, 2003. Gales was sentenced to death on charges out of Douglas County that included two counts of first-degree murder and a count of second-degree murder.He was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s children in 2001 in Omaha. Police say 13-year old Latara Chandler and her 7-year-old brother Tramar were killed by Gales. Latara had been raped and strangled. Tramar drowned in a bathtub.Gales was sentenced to another 50 years for the attempted murder of their mother, who he had severely beaten.The cause of death has yet to be determined, but Gales was undergoing treatment for a medical condition.

A Nebraska man on death row for murdering his girlfriend’s children died in prison, officials said Monday.

Arthur Gales 55, died early in the morning on April 3 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. His sentence started Dec. 9, 2003.

Gales was sentenced to death on charges out of Douglas County that included two counts of first-degree murder and a count of second-degree murder.

He was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s children in 2001 in Omaha. Police say 13-year old Latara Chandler and her 7-year-old brother Tramar were killed by Gales. Latara had been raped and strangled. Tramar drowned in a bathtub.

Gales was sentenced to another 50 years for the attempted murder of their mother, who he had severely beaten.

The cause of death has yet to be determined, but Gales was undergoing treatment for a medical condition.

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